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Mentoring

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

Change both your life and the life of a youth!

For just a few hours a month, you can make a difference in the life of a teenager or young adult.  Enjoy time together on a bike ride, teaching them how to cook, or exploring career options. These young adults have all been recommended by someone who knows them and who truly believes that they will benefit from sharing time with a positive adult role model. 

All we need is you!

You don’t need to be a hero or a trained counselor. Spectrum mentors spend time doing activities and setting goals with a young person between the ages of 12 and 22 who needs a positive adult role model.

Change both your life and that of your mentee! A mentor recently told us…

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

Spectrum Mentors and Mentees are matched based on shared interests and meet at least twice a month. We have a particular need for male mentors of color, and LGBTQ+ identified mentors.

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
  • Be willing to attend 8 hours of training in 1 to 2-hour increments. These are offered at your convenience
  • Pass a background check

Apply today to become a Mentor to a young person at Spectrum!

Refer a youth by filling out this referral form and emailing it to: mentoring@spectrumvt.org.

To Learn More:
Call (802) 864-7423 x321

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