As part of National Mentoring Month, SWSG is highlighting the achievements of our strong alumnae. 
Madelyn Wallace served with Strong Women, Strong Girls for 4 years as a mentor, and on her eboard at Duquesne University (’12) as the Program Director in Pittsburgh, PA. In college, Madelyn studied Social Studies Education, and received a certification in Instructional Technology (IT).
In her current position as an AmeriCorps member at Propel East Charter School (Turtle Creek, PA), Madelyn provides academic and behavioral support to middle school students in math and social studies classes, serving students within several different districts including Pittsburgh Public, which she served within during her time at SWSG. One of the things she loves most about her position is that it combines her love for mentoring and her passion for teaching.
Madelyn learned many important skills as a mentor with SWSG, including the use of positive reinforcement as a way to manage behavior. Madelyn also said that her time mentoring girls, and serving on the eboard helped her learn that “recognizing leaders makes you a leader.” She told us that at SWSG she learned how important it is to encourage and highlight the strengths of the girls and her co-mentors.
“Strong Women, Strong Girls made such a difference for me. I enjoyed serving so much! It really made an impact on what I’m doing now, and I would do anything for SWSG.” She most recently had the opportunity to give back to SWSG by leading the workshop, ‘Mentoring 101’ at our Fall Training in Pittsburgh.