What do YOU want to explore? Mentors and mentees may visit and talk about career and education options, share a common interest or hobby, or focus on a particular project or goal like learning photography or running a marathon.
Who can participate?
Any Vermont youth between the ages of 10 & 18 that lives in a town served by Orange East School District or Rivendell Interstate School District may apply. This includes people who live in Ryegate, Topsham, Corinth, Bradford, Groton, Thetford, Fairlee, Newbury, Wells River & Vershire.
Who are the mentors?
Mentors come from all sorts of backgrounds. S/he could be a farmer, doctor, veterinarian, forester, mother, chef or just a big-hearted person that would like to spend time with you.
What would be my commitment?
As a mentee, you will spend at least five hours a month with your mentor during non-school hours and make contact with your mentor once a week by phone or internet. The minimum time requirement is one year. But who knows…this mentoring relationship may last through your high school graduation!
What would I do with my mentor?
Just chatting doing errands, going for a hike, learning how to groom a dog, pruning e a tree, playing chess, fishing, going to the movies …almost anything! The mentor can just be someone to talk to other than your friends or parents. You can also use a mentor for advice and guidance on career/education options. We’ll make every effort to match you with a mentor based on common interests and similar personalities. That way, you’ll have a good starting point.
Do the program organizers stay involved once a match is made?
Yes! We provide on-going support and monitoring. The program director is available to help with any questions or concerns that come up.