Robin and Makayla having a chat by the water
Having Fun Changes Lives
Barbie & Ka'marrey sharing a moment
Mentoring: Small Teachable Moments
Ryan and Tyler discussing the last shot
Creating Positive Change in Rutland
Give Hope & Make a Difference
We strengthen Rutland County through the power of one-on-one mentoring. Every year, we match hundreds of youth with amazing mentors who use fun, teachable moments to change lives.
Tim & Phil
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
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!
Kegan & Al
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."
Our Efforts Are Evidence-based
Everything we do is evidence-based. While every relationship we facilitate between mentors and the youth they mentor is deeply emotional, at the end of the day, research proves that mentoring is effective. Period.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE