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Mentoring

They don't need a superhero. They just need a friend.

Change both your life and that of your mentee!

For just a few hours a month, you can make a difference in the life of a teenager or young adult.  And it’s as easy as inviting him or her along on a bike ride or a trip to the movies. These young adults have all been referred by a counselor who knows them and their families and who truly believes that they will benefit from sharing time with a positive adult friend. The young people all want a mentor and their families want them to have a mentor.

All we need is you!

You don’t need to be a hero or a counselor. All you need to be is a friend.

“You know what my mentee told me recently? She said, ‘Ever since I’ve known you, I’ve become braver.”

What We Ask

Spectrum asks that each mentor:

  • Commit to spending 4 hours per month spread out over 2-4 sessions that fit both of your schedules
  • Commit to match for a minimum of one year
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Have access to an insured automobile and current license or have access to reliable means of transportation
  • Pass a background check

For more information, please contact Lee Ann Donner at (617) 480-8215 or ldonner@spectrumvt.org

Location:

31 Elmwood Ave Burlington, VT 05401

For More Information:
Call (617) 480-8215

From Our Blog

  • “I will succeed!”

    Mentor pair Rajnii and Ethan went to Montpelier, VT last week for the Mobius Mentors Mentoring Celebration at the statehouse, and they had a blast! They kicked off the ceremony at the statehouse with a Mentor Rap. They taught the audience how it went, and then performed it.

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  • “The best four years of my life.”

    Bob Wheel was named Vermont Mentor of the Year. He wrote this blog post to thank the Spectrum community. "Without your generous and gracious support, the past four years would not have been nearly as exciting for Ryan and me."

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  • Friendship Begins with Mentoring

    Recently, Vermont author Chris Bohjalian sat down to talk with Bob and David, members of Spectrum’s...

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