CORE Mentoring Program (6 Month Program)

Our CORE program assists women who desire personal and professional guidance to help them move forward. It is a unique model that provides a supportive environment for goal planning, skill building, and personal development. Our goal is to cultivate new relationships that foster increased confidence, self-sufficiency, and connection to our community.

What to Expect

CORE is a unique mentoring model that blends one-on-one mentoring, group workshops, networking, and skill development opportunities. This program is for women ages 18-35 who live, work, or go to school in Frederick County. We match young women with a more experienced mentor, and the pair works together one-on-one.

As part of a cohort, the mentoring pair attends a series of workshops on goals, strengths, values, money, relationships, careers, health, and more. We start 3 CORE cohorts each year (Spring, Fall, and Winter) and there is no cost to participants.  We also help mentees gain access to people, places, or information they need to live their visions by introducing them to our extensive W2WM network and our committed community partners.

Interested in participating as a mentor or a mentee? Fill out an application to get started.

A.S., Mentee

This is the most empowering experience I have ever had. I was feeling lost in my career and as a person. This program helped me gain clarity, confidence and patience. This program showed me that it is okay to not always know where I am going. But with goal setting and guidance, I could really achieve ANYTHING. Thank you, all!

A.S., Mentee

5 Elements To Our CORE Program

  • 1. Getting to know you

    Through our interview process, we get to know each mentee and volunteer mentor. Once we have found a match for each of our mentees, we have a Meet & Greet and Orientation to start making connections within the group.

  • 2. Keeping it real, “life skill” workshops

    Mentoring pairs attend regular “life skill” workshops together. The schedule is mapped out for the whole program time and we encourage participants to attend every workshop.

  • 3. Teamwork makes the dream work

    Mentees get their very own mentor, and we also encourage mentees to build relationships within our W2WM Community. Mentees have the opportunity to meet and connect with LOTS of women who can help with personal and professional development, connecting, networking, and volunteering. We have an incredibly encouraging community.

  • 4. Communication is KEY

    This program is designed to support the mentee. We strive to make it the BEST experience for YOU. We encourage open and honest communication.

  • 5. Pay it Forward

    Through-out the year mentees are given the opportunity to continue to build on their knowledge, skills, talents and expanding their network by volunteering at our events (Pop-Up Shops, Girls Nite Out, Clutch the Future and more.)

Thank you to our program funders for their support!


Delaplaine Foundation

Ausherman Family Foundation

Women’s Giving Circle


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