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“Mentoring is such a great way to take action towards supporting and building our communities, it was really inspirational to see so many mentors who work towards that goal gathered in one place.  I hope that the event will help build more momentum in expanding mentoring across Vermont.”
– Mike Fife, Burlington

Each year, the Chittenden County Mentoring Network brings mentors from all over northwest Vermont together for a night of appreciation and community. This year, the event took place at the beautiful Burlington International Airport on January 24. Mentors and program staff from the King Street Center, Spectrum Youth and Family Services, Essex CHIPS, CY- Connecting Youth, MOVE, Saint Michael’s College, Milton Mentors, Howard Center Community Friends Mentoring, and The DREAM Program came out to share their stories and hear from mentors in other programs.

“It was a pleasure to meet so many different types of people, old, young, male, female and feel so comfortable sharing the excitement and wonderment of mentoring. Everyone couldn’t wait to share their story. It’s the first time I have ever spent an hour and half just with other mentors. The evening will be remembered as both educational and supporting.”
– Hunter Townsend, South Burlington

In addition to Burlington International Airport, we want to thank all wonderful businesses that donated their products to the event: Costco, Sugarsnap, American Flatbread Burlington Hearth, Great Harvest Bread Co., Klinger’s Bakery and Cafè, The Skinny Pancake at Burlington International Airport, Vermont Smoke & Cure, Cabot Creamery Co-operative, Sweet Clover Market, Chappell’s Florist, and the United Way of Northwest Vermont. Thank you!

“I think that it was a great experience for me to have as a mentor. I got to form a closer bond with those in my program that attended which will go to further create security and stability for our mentees. Additionally I enjoyed speaking with other mentors from around the state and can only hope that I can continue mentoring even after I leave UVM’s DREAM program.”
– Meg Rowe, Burlington

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