Thursday, March 19, 2020

Activating the Power of Youth Voice in Mentoring
Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series

Where: Online, REGISTER for Free HERE
When: 1:00 – 2:15 pm
Youth mentoring programs are dedicated to serving youth and ensuring that young people have the tools and supports necessary to succeed and achieve their goals. But how do mentoring programs ensure that young people’s voices are accounted for when discussing issues and experiences, and creating programming that directly impacts and affects them? The young people we serve bring a great deal of knowledge, skills, and assets to the table that can greatly enhance the quality of our work. This month’s webinar will be discussing the importance of youth voice in mentoring, and ways mentoring programs can leverage the potential of youth voice and engage young people in their programs so that they feel included and represented.
This webinar is part of the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series, which is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through the National Mentoring Resource Center and facilitated in partnership with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. These webinars would not be possible without the planning team, which includes the California Mentoring Partnership, MENTOR Illinois, MENTOR Independence Region, Indiana Mentoring Partnership, MENTOR Colorado, MENTOR Vermont, and MENTOR Washington.
All past webinars in the series are recorded and can be viewed on MENTOR’s Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series Webpage.


Saturday, March 21, 2020

This event has been cancelled due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic!

14th Annual beCAUSE Craft Show

When: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Ross Sports Center
Saint Michael’s College
132 Campus Road
Colchester, VT 05439

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

This event has been cancelled due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic!

Community Science Night 2020
Return of the Butterflies

When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401

We are sad to share that this year’s Community Science Night event has been postponed indefinitely, due to concerns related to the coronavirus.

ECHO is also closed to the public through at least April 15th.


Monday, March 30, 2020

This event has been cancelled due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic!

A Continued Dialogue about Gender for Mentors and Mentoring Coordinators*
With Guest Speaker Mara Iverson, Director of Education at Outright Vermont
(SB Mentoring Speaker Series)

Where: Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School Library
500 Dorset Street, South Burlington
When: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Please join Mara Iverson, Director of Education at Outright Vermont​, for a continued dialogue about gender and an opportunity to deepen skills to honor and empower student leaders (mentees).

The evening’s presentation and dialogue will include but not be limited to the following topics:

  • Raising gender/gender fluidity awareness (internally and externally)
  • What it means to mentor as an ally

*This talk continues the dialogue Mara offered in the 2018-2019 school year. Participants are welcome even if they were not in attendance at the previous event.

Questions? Please contact Susie Merrick, SBSD Healthy Schools Coordinator, [email protected] or 652-7035.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

This event has been postponed due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic! Follow the Mentoring at UCS Facebook page to learn the new date when it becomes available.

Mentoring at UCS Bowlathon
Under the Sea!

When: 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Where: Bennington Lanes
219 Northside Drive
Bennington, VT 05201

The annual bowlathon is the major fundraiser for Mentoring at UCS, a program which matches children with adult mentors. Our program makes a difference in this community. Higher grades, lower chance of substance abuse and an increase in self esteem are just some of the rewards in our program. Mentoring changes the lives of the youth we mentor, and in many cases it also changes the lives of our mentors. All dollars raised stay local to support mentoring in our community.

This year will be our 33rd annual bowlathon and our event theme this year is Under the Sea! Participants are encouraged to dress up as magical mermaids, vibrant fish, adventurous scuba divers and more! There will be prizes for highest fundraisers, a silent auction, team spirit awards and more!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Vermont Mentoring Symposium

MENTOR Vermont convened the 2019 Vermont Mentoring Symposium at the Waterbury State Office Complex on May 23, 2019. This day-long conference brought together more than 50 youth mentoring program staff, board members, and supporters from across the state for a day of networking and professional development.

In 2019, the Symposium featured a keynote address from Paul Suk-Hyun Yoon, Senior Advisor for Strategic Diversity Assessment and Research at the University of Vermont. The theme for the event was “Empowering Young People Through a Strengths-Based Approach.”

Workshop sessions at the Symposium included: “A Dialogue about Race and Equity for Mentoring Coordinators” (facilitated by Michael Hill, Jr., student assistant program counselor for Burlington High School and adjunct faculty member at the Community College of Vermont), “LGBTQ+ Best Practices Training” (facilitated by Skylar Wolfe, director of SafeSpace anti-violence program, and Taylor Small, director of health & wellness program, from the Pride Center of Vermont), and “Youth Mental Health” (facilitated by Sean Perry, co-founder and president of We R H.O.P.E., Inc.).

More information about this event and the 2020 themes and workshops will become available in the spring of 2020!