Vermont Mentoring News

Mentoring Matters Now More Than Ever!

November 30, 2020 Annual Appeal, COVID-19, Giving Tuesday

Make a Donation to Support Youth Mentoring in Vermont! Dear Reader, Mentoring is more important now than ever. Youth of all ages are experiencing unprecedented levels of upheaval and social disconnection during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this time of uncertainty, having a mentor can provide stability and connection that...

Recommendation: Pause All In-Person Mentoring

November 13, 2020 COVID-19, MENTOR Vermont

Hello Vermont youth mentoring practitioners, In response to Governor Scott’s Amended Executive Order today (November 13), MENTOR Vermont strongly recommends that all youth mentoring programs in Vermont pause all in-person mentoring until further notice and mentor matches focus on staying connected remotely. While the Order itself is focused on banning social gatherings...

MENTOR Vermont awards nearly $175,000 in Covid-19 Response Grants to youth mentoring agencies serving rural communities affected by opiate epidemic

July 24, 2020 COVID-19, MENTOR Vermont, OJJDP, Opioid Epidemic, Vermont Department For Children and Families

Burlington, VT—MENTOR Vermont recently awarded four COVID-19 Response Grants, totaling $174,014, to youth mentoring agencies in rural communities in northwest, northeast, southwest, and southeast Vermont. This one-time funding in response to the pandemic comes from a larger, $1.25 million three-year federal grant that the Vermont Department for Children and...