MENTEE Year-End Form 2022-23
Deadline: July 10, 2023

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We're so excited you'd like to re-enroll as a mentee! If you last participated in the program before 2020, we kindly ask that you fill out the New Mentee Application so that we have your most up to date information. Please visit our Be A Mentee page to learn more!

We're so excited you'd like to re-enroll in Girls Write Now! Typically, our mentees are 14-24 but you are eligible to continue as a mentee until the age of 29.

If you last participated in the program before 2020, we kindly ask that you fill out the New Mentee or New Mentor Application depending on how you'd like to participate so that we have your most up to date information. Please visit our Be A Mentee or Be A Mentor page to learn more. If you have questions, please reach out to mentee@girlswritenow.org.

We're so excited you'd like to re-enroll in Girls Write Now! Because you are 29 or older, you are no longer eligible to be a mentee, but you are eligible to apply as a mentor! As you know, mentoring is a two way street and you will learn so much from your mentee while still enjoying all the benefits of the program and the support of our amazing community. 

If you last participated in the program before 2020, we kindly ask that you fill out the New Mentor Application depending on how you'd like to participate so that we have your most up to date information. Please visit our Be A Mentor page to learn more. If you have questions, please reach out to mentor@girlswritenow.org.
Hello Insight Survey






Please complete the Hello Insight Survey FIRST (it should only take a few minutes!) and then navigate back to this form.
Contact & Personal Information
Please complete the below so we can ensure your contact information is correct and current!








Please let us know if there have been any changes to your or your parent/guardian's contact information (primary phone number and/or preferred email address) since June 2022.




This should be a personal or permanent email that you will have access to indefinitely.






If you are over 18, you can choose whether or not to provide your parent/guardian's updated contact information.
Parent/Guardian Info







Employment Information











We ask this question for matching purposes. Safety permitting, we would like mentees/mentors to have the option to meet in person. Given this, we want you both to have as short of a commute as possible. Please note we cannot guarantee a short commute to meet with your mentor.
Please use the address of your current or most recent employer even if you primarily/exclusively work(ed) from home for this position. 





School Information
Your answers to the following questions are for reporting purposes only and will not affect your program status.





Please provide information for the school you most recently attended.



Please enter the academic year in ####-#### format (i.e. 2022-2023)








This information helps us build the list of scholarships we can tell future mentees about—you may have received a scholarship that is not yet on Girls Write Now's radar!





Key School Contact
Please share the name of a key contact at your school (such as a teacher or advisor) who may be interested in learning about Girls Write Now:





Note, we will not add them to our email list until they confirm they would like to be added.
Education




Associations


Demographics
Please update any information that may have changed in the last year. As always, your responses are for reporting purposes only and will have no impact on your standing at Girls Write Now.






Your Pathway: 2023-2024 Program Year

Before you select whether you'd like to reapply or transition to alum, we're excited to announce some of the changes we're making in the upcoming program year:
  • Learning Journeys: Rather than applying to a specific program, such as Writing Works, all mentees and mentors will be part of the Girls Write Now "Collaboratory," and will be able to sign up for short-term, goal-focused learning journeys to complete a specific project. 
  • Studios (formerly called Core Groups)Similar to last year, once a month, you’ll meet with a small group of mentees and mentors. What’s changed is that Studios will cover a wide range of genres, mediums, topics, so you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for the Studio(s) that best fits your needs, interest, and/or schedule!
What's the same?
  • Mentee/Mentor Pair Sessions: You will have regular pair sessions with your mentor.
  • Events: We'll have a variety of workshops and events that you can attend every month to fulfill your attendance requirements.
  • Minimum of 3 hours per month: We will still have flexible commitment options, with a minimum requirement of 3 hours per month.
Mentor Application Eligibility for Mentees Ages 25+ 
If you are over the age of 24, you are eligible to be a mentor! As you know, mentoring is a two way street and you will learn so much from your mentee while still enjoying all the benefits of the program and the support of our amazing community. 

Note: If you are reapplying, you cannot apply to be both a mentee and mentor.

Alums are valued members of the Girls Write Now community! As an alum, you'll stay a member of the following Slack channels: general, opportunities, writing, and life resources. You'll also join a special alum channel. 

Mentee Program Requirements
Please review our program attendance requirements below and indicate whether you can commit to each one:

In the upcoming program year, a majority of workshops and events will be virtual and hybrid. We may have some optional small group in-person events/activities that you are welcome to attend if you live in or are within commuting distance from New York City, health and safety permitting.
Yes, virtually Yes, BOTH in-person & virtually Unsure No

 Please review our submission requirements below and indicate whether you can commit to each one.
Yes Unsure No



Note: Your response to this question will not affect the status of your application.

Note: Your response to this question will not affect the status of your application.





Mentor Program Requirements
Please review our program attendance requirements below and indicate whether you can commit to each one:

In the upcoming program year, a majority of workshops and events will be virtual and hybrid. We may have some optional small group in-person events/activities that you are welcome to attend if you live in or are within commuting distance from New York City, health and safety permitting.
Yes, virtually Yes, BOTH in-person & virtually Unsure No

Please review our submission requirements below and indicate whether you can commit to each one.
Yes No



 Do you have any experience in the following areas?
Yes No


Note: Your response to this question will not affect the status of your application.





Extracurriculars
Please answer the below questions for any extracurricular activity or activities you plan to participate in next year, including any club, team, after-school program, job, internship or volunteer opportunity you intend be part of. 



References & Background Check
Please provide us with two references, one professional and one personal. If you are an employee, your business reference should be a supervisor. If you are self-employed, the reference can be someone with whom you are currently doing business. We also request one personal reference who can speak to your character more personally, including your ability to work with youth. We prefer references who have known you for at least two years. Please do not list relatives.
Reference 1: Business Reference







Reference 2: Personal Reference









We will be conducting a criminal background check for each applicant who moves to the final stage of the enrollment process. Background checks are conducted in accordance with the standards set forth by MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership of New York, our insurance company and applicable federal and state law.

By entering your name here, you acknowledge that:
This application—with exception of my personal writing sample—becomes the property of Girls Write Now. To the best of my knowledge, the statements made by me on the application are true and complete, and I have withheld nothing which would, if disclosed, reflect adversely on my application.
Program Participation



Program Evaluation


Accomplishments















End of Year Conversations
We understand the end of a program year can bring up some questions and the Girls Write Now Team is here to support you!



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