Julaine Salem, Sharon Congdon, and Melinda Garcia developed a new mission-based project mentoring middle school girls.  Mentoring is a trusting relationship that brings a young person (a mentee) together with a caring adult (a mentor) who offers guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing the competence and character of the mentee. Within a mentoring relationship, mentors and students typically spend time getting to know each other, having fun together, building trust, and working toward self-identified goals.