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Brave Circles

Join our 10-Month Mentorship Program!

What is Brave Circles?

Brave Circles is a ten-month mentorship program for girls ages 12-15. Brave Circles exists to see teenage girls empowered and equipped to develop their character through stable and healthy relationships with their mentors and peers.


The program consists of 3 main components:

1. Mentor/Mentee Meetings

Mentors and mentees meet 1-on-1 at least two times a month to:

  • Plan and do recreational activities together (i.e. hiking, movies, coffee, etc.)
  • Plan and do life-skill building activities together (i.e. budgeting, cooking, laundry, etc)
  • Set and work towards accomplishing goals

2. Mentors/Mentees Gatherings

Mentors and mentees meet together bi-monthly to share a meal, learn fun new skills, and complete other activities together. These gatherings are held to teach the following:

  • Fun recreational activities (painting, make-up, beading, etc.)
  • Health (eating, exercise, mental health, etc.)
  • Interpersonal skills (communication, healthy boundaries, etc.)
  • Other life skills (time management, resumes, cooking, etc.)

3. Mentor Training and Support Session

Mentors gather bi-monthly together for:

  • Peer support (share experiences, connect, encourage, etc.)
  • Education and skill development (goal setting, cultural humility, active listening, etc.) 
Meet one of our mentees and mentors: Sarah and Faith!

Ways to Get Involved

Volunteer as a mentor

  • Meet with a mentee at least twice a month 
  • Attend a monthly gathering
  • Ten-month commitment required, around 6-8 hrs each month
  • To become a mentor, please first fill out the application at the bottom of this page

volunteer at the BI-MONTHLY GATHERINGS

There are many ways you can get involved:

  • Lead a workshop and teach the participants a new skill/something you are passionate about (ex. calligraphy, pottery, baking, etc.) 
  • Help with set-up, clean-up, or food preparation
  • No time requirement. You can help with as many bi-monthly gatherings as you want

Volunteer as the Program administrator

  • Receive and mange all documentation
  • Process receipts for reimbursement and honorariums
  • Ten-month commitment required, around 3-5 hrs each month 

pray

  • Pray that the mentees experience God’s love, transformation, belonging, community, and that their needs are met
  • Pray that mentors would have wisdom, discernment, empathy and kindness in their mentoring relationships. Pray that they would be a transforming influence in the lives of these girls
  • Pray that the right mentors and mentees would be paired together
  • Pray for donations and the right community connections to be made

make a recommendation

  • If you know people who would be a good fit for the program (mentor, mentee, other volunteering) please recommend the program to them. 

Apply for Brave Circles

To get involved with Brave Circles as a mentor or mentee, fill out the application below and email your completed application to brave@salvationarmyvancouver.com.

Contact Us

If you want to chat more about Brave and discuss how you could get involved, please fill out a contact form by clicking the button below.


We can't wait to connect with you!