January Celebrates Mentoring

January Celebrates Mentoring

January Celebrates Mentoring

Mentee Allyson Start, left, and mentor Jesi Amsden celebrated the holidays at the Collaborative.

Mentee Allyson Start, left, and mentor Jesi Amsden celebrated the holidays at the Collaborative.

This January marks the 13th  annual National Mentoring Month, and the Collaborative would like to extend a warm thank you to our program’s mentors and everyone who has been a mentor in his or her lifetime. Volunteer mentors at the Collaborative and around Vermont work hard to support the state’s youth. Mentoring has many proven benefits including improving youth’s class attendance, academic success, relationships with family and peers and sense of connectedness to the community. According to a nation-wide survey conducted by MENTOR, the National Mentoring Partnership, at-risk youth who have had a mentor are 16% more likely to enroll in college programs than those who did not have a mentor.

“We are excited for this unique opportunity to highlight the important work that mentoring programs, volunteer mentors, and champions of the cause from all corners of the state are doing to support young Vermonters,” said Chad Butt, Executive Director of Mobius, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership.

Thank someone who has mentored you, and to be “someone who matters to someone who matters.”

For more information about Mobius and National Mentoring Month activities around the state, visit mobiusmentors.org. For more information about the Collaborative and to get involved in its mentoring program, visit thecollaborative.us or telephone 802-824-4200.

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