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 Grants, which provide funding for youth mentoring programs throughout the state. The 24 grants will support more than 100 new and existing program sites, and nearly 1,500 adult-to-youth mentor pairs in communities across Vermont. Among the bequests are a $30,00 … (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)