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The Youth at Our Core

The youth is at the core of everything we do. Each year, we guide over 150 vulnerable youth (age 5-21) through life-changing friendships to build goals, character, and skills to be successful in life. Everything we do, every family we serve, and every dollar we spend is focused on creating sustainable, lasting change for Rutland County youth.

Mentor Focus Areas

Life Skills: We use teachable moments to expose them to skills that enable to develop in successful adults.

Educational Curiosity: We encourage a love of learning to help them connect schooling to the real world.

Workforce Development: We help youth build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to succeed in the workplace.


Driven by Evidence

While our moto is to Change Lives by Having Fun, as an organization we are very much evidence-based. We conduct our own surveys and we participate in scholarly research projects that analyze the impact of one-on-one mentoring on youth, mentors, and the communities that we serve.

What people have to say

The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.

Steven Spielberg

Mentoring is one of the most COST EFFECTIVE programs to transform a community

Joe Kraus Director PROJECT VISION

I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for my mentors

Rebecca Holcombe Vermont Secretary of Education

If it weren't for my new job, I would sign up to be a mentor. I heard great things about it!

David Allaire Mayor of Rutland City

Our Impact

The impact we have is real. 77% of all youth we mentor feel they matter, compared to 56% in Rutland County as a whole. 100% graduate from high school, and 84% are hopeful about their future. Not only that, we also have a significant impact on the community. Check out our Return on Impact (ROI) by clicking the button below.



    The Story of Heath and Camden

Being a mentor changes lives. Mentoring changes communities. Mentoring WORKS!

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