Every Week (during the Pandemic)

Weekly Mentoring Program Support Call

Where: Online, check email for link or email [email protected].
When: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
Each Monday during the pandemic, MENTOR Vermont is hosting program support webinar calls for any mentoring program staff member who is interested in participating. The purpose of the call is to check in with each other, and share ideas and resources about how we can best support mentors, mentees, and families during this time.

The next call will be on Monday, August 3rd from 3:00-4:00 p.m. You can share ideas for what you’d like to include in the discussion by adding to our Google planning doc.

There is no need to sign up in advance, or stay for the entire length of the call. Join us whenever works for you using the following log-on information: or 408-650-3123 (Access Code: 358-411-093)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Leading With Intention in the Fight for Racial Justice:
MENTOR Affiliate Leaders Look within the Movement

Where: Online, Register HERE
When: Wednesday, August 5
3:15 – 4:15 pm
Cost: FREE

Hosted by MENTOR New York, this virtual panel will feature MENTOR Affiliate leaders of color from all across the country! In a climate where Anti-Black racism is ever present, it is imperative that our leaders are having these conversations centered around deconstructing systems of oppression. Attendees will learn best practices for fighting for racial justice, the role of self-reflection, and changes that need to happen in our movement to truly support anti-racism and elevate Black youth voices. This is not a conversation that you want to miss!


Thursday, August 27, 2020

Capacity-Building Strategies for Smaller Mentoring Organizations
Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series

Where: Online, REGISTER for Free HERE
When: 1:00 – 2:15 pm
Many youth mentoring programs in the U.S. are smaller-scale programs that serve fewer than 100 mentor matches. Smaller programs often have limited staff time that is split between supporting mentor matches, recruiting new mentors, and raising funding to keep the lights on. In this webinar, we will explore proven capacity building strategies for smaller organizations that can be applied to the youth mentoring field. Participants will come away with a basic understanding of how a smaller organization can utilize different capacity building tactics, learn how to better utilize volunteers, mentors, board members or advisory council members in the capacity building process, and leave with a framework for creating a capacity building development plan for your mentoring program.
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 National. These webinars would not be possible without the planning team, which 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.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Vermont Mentoring Symposium
(Note: this event has been postponed from May until September 30th due to the COVID-19 pandemic)

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 summer of 2020!