Mission: We provide a 10-week After-School Program to middle school girls in Greater Boston that is taught by college Mentors. Our mission is to teach girls and young women how to know their self-worth, and harness the power of media for positive change.
Mentor Role: You and your team of mentors will use our standardized curriculum to teach girls how to:
- Understand how media reinforces gender stereotypes
- Measure their true self-worth and challenge media’s messaging
- Inspire girls to think critically about how social media influences girls’ attitudes about gender
- Become part of the solution by creating positive & empowering media content for girls
What you’ll get out of it:
- Help girls advocate for themselves and others they care about
- Develop leadership skills and practice in public speaking, curriculum implementation, and team dynamics
- Connect with other college women in the MEDIAGIRLS community
- A chance to join OUR LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
- Plan mentor trainings
- Recruit new mentors
- Take part in community events
- Be interviewed by local and national media
- Access to free workshops on topics to empower YOU (i.e. how to negotiate for pay, network for jobs, etc.)
- Undergraduates in Boston
- Two consecutive semester commitment
- Experience working with girls ages 11 to 14
- Passion for the mission
- Strong teaching, relationship building, and organizational skills
- Sense of humor
- Spanish speaking is a bonus.
Time commitment: Our 10-week classes are 1x/week for approximately 80 minutes in the afternoon from October – December, and again from February – May. Total time for internship (including weekly team meeting, travel to schools, weekly notes and other tasks) is approximately 6-7 hours per week.
Training: Our two-day training will take place this fall on September 15th – 16th, 2018 at Boston University.
Our Mentor Team has been finalized for the fall 2018 semester. If you are interested for spring 2018, please fill out the application below…