What is the Purpose of Women of Worth?

The Women of Worth mentoring program is dedicated to promoting empowerment and confidence among young women by helping them realize their talents, skills and dreams. By creating dynamic friendships between middle school girls from Gentry and college women from the University of Missouri, WOW leaves a positive impact on the lives of all participants through relationships built upon genuine interest, active involvement and healthy reinforcement. WOW mentors facilitate the development of strong, determined young women, and responsible, productive adults.

What Does this Program Entail?

This mentoring program is centered on building relationships between a mentor/mentee pair. The mentor, a college women from the University of Missouri, is paired up with a mentee, from Gentry Middle School, based on genuine interests and active involvement. The mentor and mentee will build a relationship throughout the school year that will impact them both, making them more confident, young women who will be leaders in their community.

The mentor and mentee pair will meet individually twice a month. These meetings can range from anything from an ice cream "date" after school, to a tutoring session at the library. In addition to these individual "dates," each mentor/mentee pair will participate in a monthly "GLOW" Meeting, which stands for "Generating Leadership in Outstanding Women." These meetings are program-wide, meaning each mentor/mentee pair in the program will meet together as a larger group to enjoy snacks, camaraderie, and to discuss various topics including social media safety, positive body image, health and fitness, giving back to the community, college planning, and much more.

Who is involved in running this program?

The Women of Worth Mentor Program was developed by and continues to be led by enthusiastic, determined college females from the University of Missouri. The mentors from Mizzou are organized and chosen by the WOW Executive Board and Mrs. Sipe, Gentry Counselor, handles all of the work and organization on the mentee side. 

Interested in becoming a mentor?

Any female student enrolled at the University of Missouri is eligible to apply to become a mentor for the Women of Worth mentoring program. Click "Volunteer" on the right to provide us with some of your information, and we'll notify you when applications open!