A nice intro activity to do with your mentee to get to know each other. Print this document and cut it in half, each fill one out and then talk about your answers.
Here’s an alternative advent calendar you could share with your mentee: agree to do the tasks together and talk about what you did in your sessions.
Watch one of these videos with your mentee and talk about what she can take from the video and put into practise in her life – https://www.dailyfemme.com/ted-talks-to-boost-your-self-confidence/
An interesting resource from the Guardian about how to teach different aspects of social justice. Include links to materials and lesson plans from lots of different organisations. For girls aged 8 or over. https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/feb/17/how-to-teach-social-justice-resources-lesson-plans
Tips from a life coach on improving young peoples’ confidence: https://young.scot/information/mind/how-to-get-confident-and-stay-that-way/
Click through this site; there are lots of useful pages. This one, for example, is a guide for young people who are a little on the shy side to help them to make friends at school: https://young.scot/information/relationships/shy-persons-guide-to-making-friends-at-school/
We assimilated the definitions for the virtues that the girls came up with the Heroines workshops last month: Virtue Mindmap Definitions
This might be useful to help you think about how to talk to your mentee about these virtues, as well as set goals with the virtues in mind.
Thank our Youth Worker Katie for these!Spiral Youth Engagement Training Notes
These resources may be useful when trying to discuss perceptions of body image with the girls, although feel free to use them with women as well. An honest discussion about body image is important for understanding where these self-critical ideas emanate from and can help us, as mentors, to deconstruct their influence over young women and girls. Emphasising the unrealistic depictions of women within the media is also important as it encourages young girls to recognise unrealistic standards of beauty when they are being promoted. Lastly, conducting these discussions in a group context may be helpful because it allows us to expose how universal these negative self-criticisms are.