Grantees: Mentoring

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Connecting Youth - Chittenden South Supervisory Union

Connecting Youth Mentoring

Connecting Youth (CY) in Chittenden South Supervisory Union (CSSU) has one of the largest school-based mentoring programs in Vermont, serving 147 5th–8th grade students in the towns of Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, Williston and St. George.  Our existing program has a long distinguished history of promoting high quality one-to-one relationships between middle school students and caring adult volunteers, is often referred to as a model program and is a tremendous asset to our community.  This grant will allow Connecting Youth to expand our mentoring program to include a hybrid (school and community based) mentoring program for students in grades 9-12.

DREAM Program, Inc.

College Prep

This program will expand upon their existing offerings to give teens an opportunity to advocate for themselves & make choices about their futures.

DREAM Program, Inc.

Hickory Street and Salmon Run DREAM Programs

With this grant, DREAM will expand their mentoring program to two new DREAM Programs in Vermont with the College of St. Joseph and UVM.

Everybody Wins! VT

Mentoring Capacity

This grant will help set capacity goals, in conjunction with schools, for each of their 25 sites and meet these goals by recruitment & retention of mentors and enhanced support of mentoring relationships.

Milton Community Youth Coalition

Milton Mentors Buddy Program

This grant will fund the expansion of Milton Mentors, to include a cross-age peer mentoring component between Milton High School Students (grades 10-12) and Milton Elementary School Students (grades 3-5).

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont

Care for Kids

The purpose of this grant is to fund a mentoring & evaluation project that supports early care and education providers to implement a child sexual abuse prevention program “Care for Kids”.  The "Care for Kids" Program trains educators and parents and has a classroom curriculum for children in preschool, kindergarten and grades 1-2.

Twinfield Together Mentoring Program

Twinfield Together Mentoring Program

Twinfield Together Mentoring Program (TTMP) has a clear goal: every student who wants a mentor has a mentor.  By January 2015, TTMP was providing 38 students with mentors through its community and Everybody Wins! programs, but still there were students without mentors.  Last spring, we piloted a peer-mentoring program to meet the demand. Fifteen high school students joined the program, and most of those matches continue in the current school year.  Peer-mentoring is a great fit for our TTMP and the school and helps fill the mentoring gap. TTMP needs additional staff—perhaps an AmeriCorps member—to continue the peer-mentoring program.

Youth Services, Inc. Brattleboro

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

The Big Brothers/Big Sister program will help children facing adversity to succeed at school by matching them with caring volunteer mentors who impact their social and emotional competencies, attitudes towards school, and attitudes towards risky behaviors.