By coincidence or design, the framework speaks to the young women that Sisters Circle surveys each year. Their voices yearn for broadening life experiences, creating a safe space for sharing, seeking help to prepare for the future from high school to post-secondary planning and fulfilling lifelong goals and dreams.
In collaboration with Baltimore County and City schools, Sisters Circle receives student referrals and meticulously reviews candidates, meets with parents/guardians, learns about their interests and goals, matches mentee candidates with mentors, and offers summer camperships, job and volunteer opportunities.
To prepare new mentors, Sisters Circle pairs prospective students with seasoned mentors, hosts an orientation and online training, and organizes group activities designed to nurture relationships. Local businesses and nonprofit organizations provide resources to enhance the experience of students who otherwise could not afford it. Mentors range in age from 25 to 85 with over half being women of color. Career backgrounds are diverse from healthcare to technology but they share a commitment to make a difference in the lives of young women and the community. At the same time, mentors not only fill the role of teacher but also that of learner, inspiring and being inspired – coming full Sisters Circle.
For more information: www.sisterscircle.org