The Mentorship Program is your opportunity to work with a mentor and build real-world, practical experience. You’ll receive the chance to collaborate with like-minded reformers in advocating for marginalized groups with initiatives, marketing, graphic design, and outreach in the committee of your choice. Whenever you’re ready to spark change, the Mentorship Program will take your intersectional feminism even further!
How does the program work?
Based on your application, we will match you with a trained Ruth Project mentor in your area of interest. While you work one-on-one with your mentor, learning from them, you will also be invited to special workshops we hold. We are an organization of change-makers, working to rectify gender inequity, so there’s many opportunities to make a difference while having a great time! Our mentorship program caters to the following areas of interest: initiative building (dress code reform or sexual harassment prevention), creative work (graphic design or video creation), outreach, writing, and social media marketing.
What do mentees do?
Mentees will work with their mentor on specific projects, wherein the mentor will teach their mentee and get to know them. Mentees can also sit in on Ruth Project meetings and share their ideas or ask questions. As the mentee progresses, they will have the opportunity to present their own work which could be featured. For instance, a mentee working with a creative (graphic designer) could have their work posted on our Instagram account or elsewhere.
“The most valuable lesson I am walking away from this program with surrounds marketing but can be applied to other areas of life: growth is never linear. We have to adjust and strategize in order to achieve our goals.” – Nikkita Cheriel, Mentee
“The sexual harassment workshop really opened my mind and taught me a lot… My mentee was amazing, and [I loved] learning so much along the way from workshops to meetings!” – Julie Wilson, Mentor
“The opportunity to teach was beautiful and I loved mentoring two bright individuals. My favorite part was meetings with all the mentees and mentors together and offering shared experiences of growth.” – Julia Squitteri, Mentor