Action Research Project through ChangeMaker. During the last school year, Kirsten founded Ate (ah-teh: Tagalog word for Big Sister), an all-girls mentoring program in which high school girls offered virtual courses to middle school girls in a range of interest areas. Ate’s goal is to build leadership skills and support girls’ confidence. This year, Adrienne joined while Ate began pivoting by building a buddy system between 3rd graders mentoring younger school girls at the Mitchell Park Library. We hope to incorporate a buddy system with the 3rd graders to provide leadership and interest exploration to influence young girls' curiosity and confidence.