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Become a Mentor

A mentor serves as role model, active listener and caring friend, engaging their mentee in positive activities and helping them discover opportunities and their own potential through a respectful relationship with an adult. We serve children in the following Vermont communities: Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex, Montpelier and Worcester.

To become a mentor with Girls/Boyz First Mentoring and make a difference in a child’s life, please contact Program Director, Kim Smith, at (802) 505-0288 or  kim@girlsboyzfirst.org.

Or fill out the online application here.

The application will timeout after 75 minutes and you will not be able to save your progress, so we suggest gathering the following before starting:

  • Addresses of prior residences within the last 5 years
  • Employment information (start & end dates) for previous jobs within the last 5 years
  • Name, email and phone number of 3-5 references, preferably including one professional reference. References should not be spouses or other family members.

We will do a thorough criminal background check, then schedule a home visit and interview to answer your questions and gather additional information and forms. We will also conduct a Vermont Motor Vehicle safe driving check.

Mentors commit to an initial period of twelve months, to meet with their mentee once a week for a minimum of two hours. You will be provided with training and support over the course of your mentorship and have the opportunity to join our monthly mentor pair gatherings featuring recreational, art-based and educational activities.

 

Become a Mentee

Would your child benefit from having another caring adult and role model in their life?

For information about becoming a mentee please contact Program Director, Kim Smith, at (802) 505-0288 or  kim@girlsboyzfirst.org. We will contact you to set up a home visit and interview.

 

Make a Donation

Support Vermont children and mentoring in Central Vermont by making a tax-deductible contribution.

Donate online here.

Or mail checks to:

Girls/Boyz First Mentoring
Washington Central Friends of Education
73 Main Street #29
Montpelier, VT 05602

 

More Information About Our Program

For more info about mentoring and our program, contact Program Director, Kim Smith at kim@girlsboyzfirst.org or (802) 552-0249.