Vermont Mentoring News

MENTOR Vermont awards nearly $175,000 in Covid-19 Response Grants to youth mentoring agencies serving rural communities affected by opiate epidemic

July 24, 2020 COVID-19, MENTOR Vermont, OJJDP, Opioid Epidemic, Vermont Department For Children and Families

Burlington, VT—MENTOR Vermont recently awarded four COVID-19 Response Grants, totaling $174,014, to youth mentoring agencies in rural communities in northwest, northeast, southwest, and southeast Vermont. This one-time funding in response to the pandemic comes from a larger, $1.25 million three-year federal grant that the Vermont Department for Children and...

Representing Vermont in Our Nation’s Capitol

February 27, 2020 Advocacy, National Mentoring Summit

At the end of January, Benji, Chad and 11 mentoring program leaders from Vermont traveled to D.C. for the 10th annual National Mentoring Summit! Benji and Chad were joined by Gabriella Tufo Strouse (King Street Center), Erika Linskey (Safer Society Foundation), Marianne Hunkin (Watershed Mentoring) for Capitol Hill Day....

Vermont DCF and MENTOR Vermont receive $1.25 million grant to provide mentoring services in communities affected by opiate epidemic

February 13, 2020 MENTOR Vermont, OJJDP, Opioid Epidemic, Vermont Department For Children and Families

Burlington, VT—The Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) and MENTOR Vermont will receive a federal grant of $1.25 million over three years from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to provide mentoring services to youth living in rural Vermont communities affected by the opiate epidemic....

Celebrating Vermont Youth and Their Mentors in Montpelier

February 5, 2020 MENTOR Vermont, Mentoring Celebration, Mentoring Events, National Mentoring Month, Vermont Ambassadors of Mentoring

On January 22, MENTOR Vermont hosted nearly 200 youth mentees, volunteer mentors, and mentoring supporters from around the state for our annual Youth Mentoring Celebration at the Statehouse in Montpelier. This free event marked the culmination of National Mentoring Month festivities in Vermont, and featured: The signing of a...

Support Youth Mentoring in Vermont! (Meet Jack and Karl)

December 20, 2019 Annual Appeal

Make a Donation to Support Youth Mentoring in Vermont! Dear Reader, Who were some of the mentors you had in your life? What caring adults helped you become the person you are today? When Jack moved to Plainfield, he was a quiet 3rd grader entering a K-12 one building...

The Upper Valley Mentoring Campaign

March 7, 2019 Mentor Recruitment, MENTOR Vermont, Upper Valley

MENTOR Vermont, in partnership with five agencies that coordinate youth mentoring programs in the Upper Valley, recently launched a campaign to recruit new mentors in the region. MENTOR Vermont, The DREAM Program, Empower Up! Mentoring in Windsor Central, Everybody Wins! Vermont, The Mentoring Project of the Upper Valley, and...