Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Vermont Mentoring Month Welcome Address

Where: Online, Zoom link available in early January
When: 11:00-11:45 a.m.
Cost: FREE
MENTOR Vermont invites you to join us in commemorating the start of Vermont Mentoring Month! This Wednesday session will provide an update on the statewide mentoring movement, and an overview of the month’s virtual festivities. Zoom link will be posted here in early January.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Maximizing Youth Voice in Mentoring
Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series

Where: Online, Register HERE
When: 1:00 – 2:15 pm
Cost: FREE
This month’s webinar will be composed of a panel of youth mentees who will provide insights to mentoring practitioners and mentors on ways they can support young people to ensure their voices are represented and elevated. This session will provide suggestions on how to engage youth on a critical level to create meaningful, lasting connections through a symbiotic relationship. The goal of this webinar is to produce information that is not only beneficial to the adults of mentoring relationships, but also to the youth who may not receive any guidance when approaching mentoring relationships.
This webinar is part of the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series, which is organized by MENTOR National and facilitated in partnership with a national MENTOR Affiliate planning team that includes the California Mentoring Partnership, MENTOR Colorado, MENTOR Indiana, MENTOR North Carolina, and MENTOR Vermont.

All past webinars in the series are recorded and can be viewed on MENTOR’s Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series Webpage.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Vermont Ambassadors of Mentoring Awards

Where: Online, register by emailing [email protected]
When: 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Cost: FREE
MENTOR Vermont and Comcast have teamed up again this January to raise awareness of the amazing work mentors are doing in the communities across Vermont and recognize outstanding volunteer mentors and their mentees for their service.

Because of the pandemic, we realize this has been an especially difficult year for youth, and for mentors as well. With these awards, MENTOR Vermont and Comcast hope to highlight the ways mentors and mentees have maintained their connections and discovered new ways to stay in touch during this time of uncertainty. We want to promote positivity, and to encourage new people to become mentors, even if it looks a little different than it did before.

We hope you’ll join us virtually for this year’s awards, and we encourage you to read the stories of this year’s honorees by visiting our Ambassadors of Mentoring webpage.

Wednesday, January 27 – Friday, January 29, 2021

National Mentoring Summit: Rising to the Moment

Where: Online, Register HERE using the code from MENTOR Vermont
When: All Day Event
Cost: $75, covered by MENTOR Vermont if you are a Vermont mentoring program staff member and register by January 11, 2021. To receive the custom registration code, visit the Vermont Mentoring Hub.

Since the last National Mentoring Summit, the mentoring field has had to significantly adapt and evolve with the times – the 2021 Summit will do the same! The 11th Annual National Mentoring Summit will take place from January 27-January 29, 2021, and will focus on “Rising to the Moment,” how mentoring has adapted to the challenges of COVID-19, and continues to fight against racial injustice. Although it’s going to be virtual, there will still be plenty of opportunities to connect with and learn from those working to champion mentoring across the country.

In past years, MENTOR Vermont (through funding from the A.D. Henderson Foundation) has provided a small number of $1,300 scholarships for staff members from Vermont youth mentoring programs to attend the Summit in Washington D.C. With the event being held virtually, the admission cost and the overall cost to attend (which has previously required hotel, airfare, and other travel expenses) have been significantly reduced. This year, MENTOR Vermont is able to provide funding ($75/person) for every mentoring program in the state that would like to participate! Please check the Vermont Mentoring Hub to access the code you will need to enter to receive your free registration.


  1. If receiving funding from MENTOR Vermont to attend the Summit, you must commit to participating in the majority of the sessions on Thursday and Friday. We understand that some of you are only part time and have other commitments, but we ask you all to treat this as if you were physically attending the Summit in person.
  2. If you register before January 11, 2021, this discount will fully cover your registration fee. MENTOR Vermont cannot guarantee no-cost admission after that date, but you are welcome to check in with us to see what is possible.
  3. If your mentoring program is interested in sending more than 5 staff members to the Summit this year, please check with Chad first to ensure availability. While we have funding to send multiple people from participating programs, our primary goal is to make sure every program has the opportunity to send at least one staff member.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Vermont Mentoring Month Legislative Lunch

Where: Online, Zoom link available in late January
When: 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Cost: FREE
This lunch-time session will provide state legislators with the opportunity to learn more about the statewide mentoring movement and meet with staff, mentors, and mentees from local mentoring programs in their districts. More info will be made available in late January.