Monday, March 7, 2011

Women's History Month - Can you Volunteer?


I am writing to invite you to serve as a volunteer mentor for the 15th Annual "Girls' Day at the State House" on Thursday, March 24, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Girls' Day brings together 100 8th grade girls from across the state to learn about the legislative process first-hand and to encourage them to have a voice in the issues they care about.  The girls will participate in a mock public hearing and mock press conference, a State House and Legislative “scavenger hunt,” and meet with the Governor and other legislative leaders. 

Our mentors play a key role in making the day a success!  As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to help shape the young women leaders of tomorrow by guiding them throughout the activities of the day, answering questions, and supporting the girls as they learn.  We ask mentors to arrive at 8:00 a.m. for a brief introduction to responsibilities, help orient the girls to the day’s activities, and then chaperone the groups as they move from activity to activity.  Each mentor works with 1-2 other volunteers in leading groups of 10 girls throughout the day.  A simple breakfast and lunch will be served.

Will you help make the 2011 Girls’ Day a success?  We have a limited number of mentor slots available, so please confirm your interest as soon as possible by using this link:

Questions? Email me at, and I will follow up with further details. You may also call me at 622-0851. 

Thank you for your support.



Charlotte M. Warren
Associate Director
Maine Women's Policy Center
Phone: (207) 622-0851, ext. 24
Cell: (207) 441-9116