Go Girls! Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Program

“The girls made new friends, are more comfortable speaking their minds and seem to be smiling brighter.” –  Go Girls! Mentor Laura

“The girls made new friends, are more comfortable speaking their minds and seem to be smiling brighter.” –  Go Girls! Mentor Laura

63% of girls who completed Go Girls! feel there are a number of good things about themselves compared to 45% who felt this way before the program.

63% of girls who completed Go Girls! feel there are a number of good things about themselves compared to 45% who felt this way before the program.

“I feel that I made a lasting impact on the lives of young girls and have given them with tools to take on challenges in life” – Go Girls! Mentor Chiara

“I feel that I made a lasting impact on the lives of young girls and have given them with tools to take on challenges in life” – Go Girls! Mentor Chiara

Step 1. General Information

Social pressures for girls to be perfect are at an all time high. Go Girls! helps girls overcome these pressures by building the necessary confidence and self-awareness to thrive.

This eight-week group mentoring program for girls aged 10 to 14 promotes active lifestyles, balanced eating, and building self-esteem.

Go Girls! helps adolescent girls:

  • Learn the tools and information they need to lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Enhance their competence, confidence and self-esteem regarding active living and healthy eating
  • Build their leadership and life skills

The program runs once a week for two hours after school (3-5pm or 2:30-4:30pm). Participating schools are located in Vancouver, Burnaby, New West, Tri-Cities, Surrey, and Delta.

Mentors use program curriculum to lead activities and discussions for a group of 8-10 girls at each school. Volunteers are placed at a school based on their availability and location with 1-2 other co-mentors.

Step 2. Requirements

In order to be a Go Girls! Mentor, you must be:

  • 19-30 years of age
  • Canadian resident for the past year (or able to provide an International Criminal Records Check)
  • Available at least one consistent weekday for the eight-week term during the program time
  • Passionate about healthy living, physical activity, and self-esteem
  • Reliable, resourceful, and interested in building relationships with children 

Being a Go Girls! mentor, you will get the opportunity to:

  • Improve your leadership, group facilitation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Gain experience working with youth and group management within a school environment
  • Become part of the Go Girls! mentor community

Step 3. Apply Now!

We’re so glad you’re interested in becoming a Go Girls! mentor. Before continuing, please take a moment to review the following slideshow about being a mentor:

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Upcoming Go Girls Terms & Application Deadlines:

Fall 2017 Term

  • Runs between the week of October 9 through the week of December 4 2017
  • Application Deadline: Thursday September 14 2017
  • Training (mandatory): Saturday September 23 or September 30 2017

Winter 2018 Term

  • Runs between the week of January 15 through the week of March 12 2018
  • Application Deadline: Thursday December 14 2017
  • Training (mandatory): Saturday January 6 or January 13 2018

Spring 2018 Term

  • Runs between the week of April 16 through the week of June 11 2018
  • Application Deadline: Thursday March 15, 2018
  • Training (mandatory): Saturday January 6 or January 13 2018

Instructions to initiate your Criminal Records Check (CRC) are in the application document. Don’t forget to include a picture of yourself and confirm that you initiated your CRC when you send us your application.

Download the application form, save your answers and send to us!

Apply Now

Step 4. Next Steps

You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application.

Within 2-4 weeks your application will be processed, your references will be contacted, and we will be in touch to schedule an in-person interview.

After your interview, we will confirm your registration in the next Go Girls! training session. Your criminal record check and references must be complete before training.

Questions? Check out our FAQs