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  • Writer's pictureBria Gilmore

From idea to reality - Launching Difference Maker Projects

Ideas & Concepts

Mentors support mentees with brainstorming ideas for their Difference Maker projects. This gives them encouragement to make a positive impact in their world and meet needs where most needed.


As a mentor, encouraging mentees is one of the most important parts of the job. Mentors quickly learn how to be effective leaders and to equip mentees with tools to turn their ideas into viable plans. Otherwise, mentees may have trouble converting their future dreams and ideas into reality. This project has given both mentors and mentees the opportunity to learn and grow.

Featured Project: Drive-Thru Clothing Drive

One of the many projects executed this year was a drive-thru clothing drive. Mentees strategically pivoted with executing their ideas in a safe way. High school freshman and senior, Grace and Jolene, decided to make an impact for those teens in foster care. Mentees, with the support of mentors, marketed their drive, sorted and organized clothing donations, and established partnership with local Tampa organization, Garage of Hope.

Join a Group of Mentors and Mentees

Mentors can join a group of other mentors and mentees to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Through EquipHer, mentors are paired with mentees so both can learn from each other.

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