Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Three Penny Fundraiser for Mentoring

Where: 108 Main St, Montpelier, VT 05602
When: 11:00 a.m. – 11:49 p.m.

This Tuesday, January 14, visit Three Penny Taproom and support youth mentoring!

Three Penny will be donating 5% of its sales for the day to our friends from the Twinfield Together Mentoring Program, in celebration of Vermont Mentoring Month, and the consistent support volunteer mentors provide for their youth mentees from the Twinfield Union School throughout the year.

Tuesday, January 14
& Thursday, January 16, 2020

Won’t You Be My Mentor? (Windsor County Mentors Recruitment Events)

As part of its annual celebration during National Mentoring Month, Windsor County Mentors is holding a series of mentoring information events in public libraries in Windsor County.  At each of these sessions, a Windsor County Mentors staff member will be joined by one or more mentors and mentees to share information with the public about WCM programs and the powerful impact of mentoring on the lives of children.  These library events are open to the public; anyone who is interested in or curious about mentoring is encouraged to attend.

The two remaining outreach events will be held as follows:

In the event of inclement weather, each participating library will post any necessary updates for the scheduled events.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Work-Place Mentoring: Preparing Youth for Success in the Workforce
Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series

Where: Online, REGISTER for Free HERE
When: 1:00 – 2:15 pm
Mentoring relationships in the workplace have shown to have a positive impact on both workplace employees and young people as they first begin college and career exploration, as well as prepare for and navigate the workplace. This webinar will highlight the work of organizations that are engaging employees from corporate partners and how their mentoring initiatives impact both employees and youth mentees. Attendees will gain insights on how to increase access and opportunities in workplaces for the youth in their programs. There will also be discussion on the power of relationships and the best practices for cultivating essential career and workforce readiness skills to ensure that young people are prepared for success in the workplace and beyond.
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, January 18, 2020

SB Mentoring Annual Winter Gala

Where: Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School, South Burlington
When: 6:00-8:30 p.m.

SB Mentoring, the school-based mentoring program of the South Burlington School District, will celebrate its mentors and their commitment to honoring the student leaders in the program with a Winter Gala Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, January 18, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School.

The event will also celebrate January as National Mentoring Month. A delicious dinner and local business donations for the silent auction will round out the evening.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 with all proceeds supporting materials for mentors and student leaders in the program.

For further information and to purchase tickets, please contact Healthy Schools Coordinator Susie Merrick at [email protected] or 652-7035.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Vermont Youth Mentoring Celebration

Register for FREE here!
(Please RSVP by Noon on 1/17)

Where: Capitol Plaza Hotel & the Vermont Statehouse
When: 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This annual event, convened by MENTOR Vermont and our Program Leadership Council, brings together youth mentees, mentors, legislators, and supporters to officially mark January as Mentoring Month in Vermont, and recognize the 2,300 mentor and mentee matches from across the state. The Celebration will feature a Mentoring Month proclamation by the Governor, a Mentoring Month resolution by the House and Senate, recognition of the 2020 Ambassadors of Mentoring by Comcast, activities for mentees and mentors of all ages, free statehouse tours, complimentary lunch, and much more!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Mentor Connector Annual Mentor Bowl
Where: Rutland Bowlerama
When: Bowling start times are 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Join our friends from the Mentor Connector in an afternoon of bowling to support youth in Rutland County! They are currently looking for teams and sponsors to STRIKE A DIFFERENCE. The event will include two rounds of bowling, basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, music, food, prizes, and more.

The cost to join the fun is $250/team or $63/bowler. Learn more and sign up today by visiting the Mentor Connector Mentor Bowl webpage.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

A Continued Dialogue about Race and Equity for Mentors and Mentoring Coordinators*
With Guest Speaker Michael Hill, Jr., Racial Equity Leader/Teacher/Trainer/Social Worker
(SB Mentoring Speaker Series)

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

Please join racial equity leader, teacher, trainer and social worker Michael Hill, Jr., for an opportunity to grow skills to honor and empower student leaders (mentees) from racially diverse backgrounds.

The evening’s presentation and dialogue will include the following topics:

  • Raising diversity awareness (internally and externally)
  • Exploring a working definition for empathy and how this translates into the role of a mentor
  • What it means to mentor as an ally

*This talk continues the dialogue Mr. Hill offered in the 2018-2019 school year. Participants are welcome even if they were not in attendance at the previous event or at the similar workshop he led at the 2019 Vermont Mentoring Symposium.

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

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!