Kaylee & Jenica

Kaylee and Jenica like to go outside and explore! When they can’t do that, they plan crafts they can do together – even when they are meeting online. They look forward to trying new things together and finding new places they can have fun!

Name of Mentee: Kaylee
Name of Mentor: Jenica McEvoy
Mentoring Program: Mentoring at United Counseling Service (USC)
Program Type: Community/School-Based
Length of Their Match: 2 years
Age of Mentee: 9

About This Match:

The Mentee

In Kaylee’s words, “I feel very, very good about the mentoring program because I get to see my mentor! I like the crafting projects. One of my favorite crafts was a set of painted popsicle snowmen with felt scarves that hang on the tree. I also like the hiking. My favorite place we have explored so far is Willow Park where we did part of the frisbee golf course.”

The Mentor

In Jenica’s words, “Mentoring during the earlier part of Covid-19 was challenging because there’s only so much you can do via video chat. Because we live fairly close to each other though, it was easy to drop off supplies and then do things together online. I think my favorite activities are when we get to go outside and explore. Kaylee is always up for anything and it’s fun showing her new trails and places to explore like the trails at the Bennington Museum or the less used trails at the Park McCullough House property. We do many craft projects too and it’s fun to see her creativity shine.”

Kaylee and Jenica were honored by Comcast and MENTOR Vermont as 2022 Vermont Ambassadors of Mentoring!