Thursday, February 20, 2020
Mentoring Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System
Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series
When: 1:00 – 2:15 pm
Monday, March 30, 2020
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)
When: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
REGISTER for FREE Here
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.
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!