Vermont Mentoring News

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....

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...

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,...