Get to Know Us
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.
The Values We Live By
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.
Mentoring is one of the most COST EFFECTIVE programs to transform a community
I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for my mentors
If it weren't for my new job, I would sign up to be a mentor. I heard great things about it!
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.