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Space of Her Own Mentor Recruitment 2022-2023

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Space of Her Own is excited to return for the 2022-2023 school year with a phenomenal class of mentors.

We hope you'll join us for an information session to learn more about how our program is structured, what our expectations are for mentors, the youth we serve, and how you can apply to become a mentor with Space of Her Own.

Using art as the catalyst, SOHO seeks to create an environment in which youth feel free to express themselves, step outside of their comfort zone, and grow. By pairing mentors one-to-one with mentees to create art together each week, we hope to create the foundation that can serve to build long-lasting bonds and mentoring relationships. Mentors and girls work on an array of projects throughout the year, from pottery to self-portraits, photography, and carpentry projects, all with the purpose of creating products that will be used to give each girl a true Space of Her Own. Towards the end of the first program schoolyear, mentors work with families to use all of the pieces that they've made together with their mentees to transform the bedroom or sleeping space of each girl.

RSVP: and Visit for more information. If you are unable to attend an information session, but are still interested in mentoring with SOHO please contact us at as we may be able to provide alternative information sessions.

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Mission Statement

To reach girls in under-served communities and increase positive decision-making and healthy behaviors. To engage all participating youth in art and carpentry projects as outlets for self-expression and creativity. To empower youth to see the arts as an endeavor at which all can succeed. To increase every participant’s self-esteem, help them recognize their strengths and develop their sense of self. To cultivate life skills, including: Positive communication Goal-setting Decision-making Leadership Anger management Conflict resolution Healthy eating Etiquette Community service To provide every participant with a personalized Space of Her Own that encourages creativity, conveys a sense of value and serves as a lasting reminder of her circle of support and care. To have a lasting impact by fostering one-to-one mentor and peer group relationships beyond the one-year program.


Space of Her Own embraces the concept that strong, positive, one-on-one relationships with understanding adults serve as the foundation for social and emotional growth in children. It is our belief that every child benefits from having a mentor in his or her life, and that a caring adult can help nurture and guide the child along the path to adulthood. For this reason, each mentor is matched with an individual girl in each of our programs.

Space of Her Own deems arts and science to be endeavors in which all can succeed, and we hold these in high regard as tools for self-expression. They are the mediums through which mentors and girls can initiate conversations, share stories, and bond with others. Every SOHO meeting is structured around an art, carpentry or STEM project.

Space of Her Own trusts that access to information about drugs and alcohol, pregnancy prevention, health and nutrition helps girls make the right choices for themselves. Through honest and open conversation about important topics, girls are given the opportunity to ask questions and make better life choices.

We are confident that all of the girls in our program have the potential to grow into the next generation of leading women. We present them with opportunities to hone skills that are imperative for leadership, including positive communication, assertiveness, financial management, active listening and questioning, and goal-setting.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community


Tue Aug 02, 2022 - Wed Aug 10, 2022
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM


1108 Jefferson StreetRm 3Alexandria, VA 22314



  • Mentoring


  • Kids


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • one year

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