Each year, we guide over 150 vulnerable youth (age 8-21) through life-changing friendships to build goals, character, and skills to be successful in life.
Phil knew they would be a good match when on their first outing Phil hit a frost heave in his old Jeep and Tim hollared, “Yee-Haw”. Through the years they have bonded over their love of automobiles. Tim recently graduated high school and is pursing a college degree in automotive.
Ka’marrey & Barbie truly embrace our moto—Having Fun Changes Lives. Whether traveling to the Yankee Candle Factory, decorating with the Boo Crew Haunted House, Danc’n in the Streets @ Friday Nights: Downtown Rutland or riding bikes this match is nonstop energy. We are sure you will see them out and about with smiles and giggles!
Al and Kegan have bonded over sports and music. “By having a mentor, Kegan has been exposed to so many activities he would not have had otherwise,” said Kegan’s mom. “Kegan’s interest in learning to play a musical instrument is directly due to the influence of his mentor and I could not be more thankful.”
Mentors must be 18 years of age or older, hold a valid driver’s license, and willing to commit to a long-term volunteer experience (minimum one-year, however, most friendships last much longer).
They must also do the following:
Complete the Volunteer Application Process.
Meet consistently with your youth for at least 12 months.
Maintain ongoing communication and training with The Mentor Connector staff.