Vermont Mentoring News

Representing Vermont at the 2019 Mentoring Summit

February 21, 2019 Advocacy, National Mentoring Summit

Each year at the conclusion of National Mentoring Month, MENTOR convenes the National Mentoring Summit, which brings together more than 1,000 youth mentoring practitioners, advocates, researchers, philanthropic investors, and government and civic leaders for three days of advocacy and professional development. This year’s event continued the theme of “Building...

2018-2019 Annual Appeal

December 20, 2018 Advocacy, Annual Appeal, MENTOR Vermont

Having a caring, consistent adult mentor can play a crucial role in helping a young person succeed. Currently, one in three youth in Vermont enter adulthood without having a structured or informal adult mentor in their lives. Joanne, who mentors through Connecting Youth in the Champlain Valley School District,...

2018 Vermont Mentoring Symposium

June 7, 2018 Mentoring Events, Vermont Mentoring Symposium

Monday, June 4th, was the third annual Vermont Mentoring Symposium. This year’s Symposium featured workshops directed towards post-secondary education/opportunities, understanding/addressing ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and improving program practices, and a keynote address by David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. The morning began with remarks from Ken...

2018 Mentoring Celebration at the Capitol Plaza and Vermont Statehouse

February 26, 2018 Advocacy, Mentor Recruitment, Mentoring Celebration, Mentoring Events, Mobius, National Mentoring Month

Each January, during National Mentoring Month, Mobius hosts an event that convenes mentors, mentees, mentoring program staff, legislators, and mentoring supporters across Vermont to honor volunteer mentors for their service and raise awareness of the importance of mentoring. This year’s Mentoring Celebration was held January 31, acting as a...

“I Will Succeed!”

September 28, 2017 Advocacy, Mentor Recruitment, Mobius

      My name is Rajnii Eddins, and I am a mentor, a spoken word/hip hop artist, and an arts educator. I was contacted in January of 2017 by Lee Ann Donner, the former mentoring coordinator of Spectrum, who invited me to create a rap in celebration of...

Bringing Vermont Mentoring to Capitol Hill

February 17, 2017 National Mentoring Month, National Mentoring Summit

The National Mentoring Summit, convened by MENTOR each year at the conclusion of National Mentoring Month, brings together over 1,000 youth mentoring professionals, advocates, researchers, philanthropic investors, and government and civic leaders for three days of advocacy and professional development. At this year’s event, earlier this February, 11 Vermont...

CCMN Mentor Appreciation Night

February 9, 2017 Mentoring Events

“Mentoring is such a great way to take action towards supporting and building our communities, it was really inspirational to see so many mentors who work towards that goal gathered in one place.  I hope that the event will help build more momentum in expanding mentoring across Vermont.” –...