Thank You GBF Mentors


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

GBF Would Love Some Help on November 5 Getting Signatures from Middlesex Voters

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.


Girls/Boyz First Receives $12,500 funding from Mobius, Vermont’s Statewide Mentoring Organization

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.dscn4305

First in Family to go to College!

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!

Mentor celebration

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!”