Boston Teens ages 14-18 are eligible to apply to become Girls' LEAP Teen Mentors!  

The Summer Teen Mentor Program

Teen Mentors build leadership skills by teaching younger and near-aged girls in Girls’ LEAP programs. They also raise community awareness about violence that girls face. Teen Mentors gain valuable life skills including:


  • Increased confidence in personal safety

  • Increased awareness of higher education opportunities

  • Ability to coach and mentor

  • Work readiness and confidence in communication and presentation skills

  • Professionalism in engagement with peers and supervisors

Who can apply?

  • Teens from Boston who identify as girls, ages 14-18 

  • We especially encourage those who are interested in empowerment, leadership, or self-defense to apply.

  • Mentors are selected though a rigorous training and application process. Once hired, Teen Mentors will be part-time, paid employees with Girls’ LEAP.

For more information, contact sara@girlsleap.org

What's the commitment?

  • A weekend-long training in June

  • Work 20-25 hours/week late June through mid August. Hours are scheduled between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

  • Teen Mentors who successfully complete the summer program may be invited to continue their employment into the school year, assisting with Girls' LEAP Programs, Workshops, and outreach events after school, and on weekends.