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Lift While You Lead

"Lift While You Lead" aims to connect undergraduate students at UC Merced with students at Buhach Colony High School. The UC Merced students will serve as mentors to the high schoolers, all of who are enrolled in Sociology of Gender and the Role of Women in Society and U.S. History at BCHS. The small group mentoring relationship will provide mentors and mentees with support, guidance and encouragement – all with an emphasis on women and leadership. Beyond small group mentoring, all participants are also strongly encouraged to participate in Women's Programs activities and other events related to the theme, “Lift While You Lead."

Over time, we hope the network will grow, so that professionals in Merced and surrounding areas will mentor the undergraduates, and the high schoolers will mentor students in middle school. Ultimately, the goal is to emphasize the importance and support of women in leadership while encouraging others to be lifted, grow and develop in positive ways.

To find out more information about becoming a mentor, please click here.

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