Letter to the editor: Becoming a mentor is helpful and empowering

January is National Mentor Month, and I am writing to express and share the joy and fulfillment of being a mentor in the MAUSD mentor program with the hope that others in the community will consider joining or supporting this important program.

Mount Abe wins money for mentoring

BURLINGTON — A portion of the $347,850 in grants that Mentor Vermont recently announced will support five agencies or school districts serving youth in Addison County. The Burlington agency publicized the recipients of the 2020-2021 Vermont Mentoring Gran … (read more)

MAUSD effort connects students with mentors

BRISTOL — Joann Jarvis began mentoring Justice Green more than 10 years ago, when Green was a first-grader at the Central School in South Burlington. For an hour a week, they would spend time in the school eating lunch or playing games. “We played Go Fish … (read more)

Mentoring matters, even (especially) in a pandemic

Know a kid who could benefit from one-on-one mentoring this fall? Lucky for you, Middlebury College is offering its Community Friends program, which matches Addison County 6- to 12-year- olds with trained college students. The program was started in 1960  … (read more)

Mt. Abe district seeks funds for mentoring

STARKSBORO — Around 40 volunteers from Mount Abraham Unified School District towns gathered on Dec. 5 at Starksboro’s Common Ground Center to write 1,000 fundraising letters to residents of Bristol, New Haven, Starksboro and Monkton on behalf of the schoo … (read more)