On behalf of the kids, families and central Vermont community that we serve, I want to thank all our GBF mentors from the bottom of my heart for all the love, time, energy and positive coaching that you give to mentees. Whether your mentee has been matched with you for one month or 10 years, whether they can articulate it verbally and thank you or let you know how much they appreciate you, KNOW that they do!
Have a healthy and enjoyable holiday time. In these times, we need and appreciate the work you do as volunteer mentors more than ever.
Wendy Freundlich, Program Director GBF
16 year old Josh Farber looks up from his notes as he presents a short overview of Social Media and Teens for GBF mentors.
Nine GBF mentors attended and a good discussion was had.
For the past several years, GBF has asked the Middlesex voters for a $1500 donation at town meeting. The community has been very generous and has voted yes each time. In order to get on the ballot, we need to obtain 80 signatures from Middlesex voters. We will do this this year at Rumney school on Saturday, November 5 from 5:00-5:45, because they are hosting the annual community wide Harvest Dinner fundraiser for the food shelf and Rumney healthy meals.
We would love to have some help. If we could find 3 others, we would each need to gather 20 signatures and we would be done in 20 minutes.
Any volunteers? Mentees are welcome, too.
On September 11, 5 GBF pairs took advantage of a beautiful fall day to ride the bike path in Stowe. An early fall from one of the youngest riders taught everyone in the group a get up and brush off resiliency. The rest of the time the group enjoyed great camaraderie and nice exercise.
Girls/Boyz First Mentoring is pleased to announce the award of a $12,500 grant from Mobius, Vermont’s statewide mentoring organization. We are grateful for the support for Mobius . This grant is crucial to the sustainability of Girls/Boyz First. With this grant, GBF is able to maintain the high level of success that our organization is known for. The adult mentors we match with youth, the cultural and educational enrichment activities we offer and the collaboration GBF has with families, schools and communities in central Vermont helps create successful outcomes for our kids.
Girls/Boyz First wants to thank all of the generous people who contributed to an $1100 college expense fund for Marie Russ. This young woman is going somewhere! UVM in the fall. Way to go, Marie!
From a parent, ” My son was ever so excited to be in the newspaper for the mentoring gathering celebration at the Statehouse! He’s 9 and was so excited that he brought the paper to school to show his class! Thanks for all that you and your crew do. Your program makes a difference for my 2 kids!”