At the core of MENTOR Vermont’s work is providing resources and support to youth mentoring programs in Vermont so they can meet the needs of young people in their communities. As a capacity-building organization, MENTOR Vermont is only as successful as the mentoring programs it supports. MENTOR Vermont provides direct support and training, coupled with resources and systems, to assist mentoring programs so that they can be both high quality and effective.
For a more in-depth description of the support and resources listed below click on the title to be brought to the corresponding section in the “Resources” section of the website.
- National Mentoring Resource Center
MENTOR Vermont is the official technical assistance provider of the National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC). Through the NMRC, mentoring programs in Vermont can apply for individualized program assistance at no cost.
- Vermont Mentoring Symposium
The Vermont Mentoring Symposium takes place each spring and is the only professional development and networking opportunity of its kind focused on youth mentoring in Vermont.
- General Program Support
MENTOR Vermont offers mentoring programs throughout the state support for any aspect of their program. From talking through a difficult mentor match issue to trying to figure out how to improve upon a fundraising event, MENTOR Vermont is here to help.
- Quality Mentoring System
The Quality Mentoring System (QMS) is designed to help adult-to-youth mentoring programs ensure that they are meeting best practices and receive recognition for doing so.
- Vermont Mentoring Database
MENTOR Vermont manages the Vermont Mentoring Database, a mentoring program data management system built by CiviCore and based on feedback and direct input from mentoring programs, funders, and MENTOR Vermont staff.
- Vermont Mentoring Surveys
This important evaluation tool is designed to provide mentoring programs in Vermont with a way to track common data about the effects mentoring is having on youth served by their program, and to allow MENTOR Vermont to track aggregate data about mentoring throughout the state.
- National Criminal Record Checks
MENTOR Vermont has partnered with Verified Volunteers to implement a national background check system for youth mentoring programs in Vermont. This partnership creates a system for mentoring programs to be able to conduct national criminal record checks on prospective mentors that will provide results within 48 hours, reduce the cost of conducting a national criminal record check, and make the experience simpler and less time consuming for mentors.
- Program Directory
MENTOR Vermont hosts a searchable directory of mentoring programs in the state for potential mentors and mentees.
- Mentor Discount Card
The Mentor Discount Card provides mentor pairs discounts at local businesses throughout Vermont so they can more easily and affordably explore Vermont and have new experiences together.