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Mentorship Program Goal: To provide support and guidance to women in recovery that are seeking an education as well as sharing experience, strength and hope

WEW Mentorship program will model the traditional AA sponsor-sponsee format and adhere to the following guidelines established by WEW.

  • Each mentor must be in recovery for at least 2 years and have achieved an educational degree while in recovery (i.e. Associate of Arts degree, Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, Ph.D, Doctorate or any certificate degree that is appropriate)
  • Mentor/Mentee will meet face to face initially to review the “Mentorship Plan” and to discuss any additions or alterations that they feel necessary and both will sign contract
  • For the first month of the program, mentor/mentee will speak at agreed upon scheduled time and day at least 2 times a week
  • After the first month, mentor/mentee will establish appropriate contact time and schedule going forward, however contact once a week is suggested
  • Mentor/mentee should meet once a month to review and update “Mentorship Plan”
  • Mentor is requested to meet and attend WEW meetings and events to discuss any issues with mentorship program and seek advice and discussion with fellow mentors
  • Mentor list will be assimilated as well as potential mentee list and selection will be self-matching following the model of AA sponsor/sponsee dyad

Mentorship Plan Overview:

Formal contract will be signed by mentor and mentee after agreed upon guidelines. MP will be the essence of the mentorship program and each mentor should be covering each aspect of the MP each time interacting with the mentee. Minimum guidelines will include the following components to assist mentee with having a successful academic career and utilizing the tools in recovery:

Emotional Support
  1. Discuss current mentee emotional/psychological well-being
  2. Mentor provides support and suggestions for each emotional/psychological issue
  3. Mentor will suggest additional professional therapy if mentee’s issues are beyond mentor’s scope
Recovery Support
  1. Discuss number of recovery meetings mentee attends each week
  2. Mentor will discuss all issues personally experienced in recovery while receiving education and provide insight and guidance how to be successful
  3. Mentor will utilize the basic principles in recovery to apply to the education experience to achieve success (such as – One day a time, Let go and let God, sober supports, mindfulness techniques, meditation, sharing in meetings)

*Mentor may be creative and use past experience to help mentee learn what was done by mentor to succeed in recovery

Educational Support
  1. Discuss mentee’s current educational goals and review realistic expectations
  2. Discuss skills that mentor used during her educational experience
  3. Mentor will provide mentee any school information deemed suitable (such as – scholarship info, tutoring sources, online studying info)
  4. Mentor will advise mentee to seek educational counseling from school advisor to assist in academic plan
  1. Mentor will check on mentee regarding number of recovery meetings
  2. Discuss spirituality practice (such as – prayer, meditation, mindfulness)
  3. Discuss exercise, nutrition, sleep
  4. Discuss relationships (sober supports, family, friends)
Time Management
  1. Discuss daily schedule to include recovery, self-care and academic goals
  2. Assist mentee to make adjustments to time management to establish balance
  3. Mentor advise time management skills that she utilized

For full details on Mentorship program and contract, download our full Mentorship Program package:

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