One of the benefits of the three-phase approach is that students participating in the later phases serve as mentors for the students in the earlier phases. Women already participating in the SFS program at MSU were asked to provide mentoring for the women in the first summer's activities. Additionally, the women participating in the Phase II research experience provided leadership and mentoring for the Phase I summer camp activities. This was hailed as a very successful aspect of the summer camp by almost all participants.

As we continue to develop graduates of the different phases, these graduates will be offered the opportunity to serve as mentors for women in the previous phases. During this summer, women in Phase II will once again have the opportunity to work with women in the Phase I summer camp. This mentoring will help keep them excited about the opportunities afforded by Information Assurance and as they approach the time to apply for the SFS scholarship, they will be more likely to apply.