Burlington, VT—Mobius, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership is excited to announce that, effective immediately, the organization has changed its name to MENTOR Vermont. This refresh of name and logo are intended to more clearly express the mission of the organization, which remains to provide resources and support to youth mentoring programs in Vermont so they can meet the needs of young people in their communities.
“Changing our name to MENTOR Vermont was a great opportunity for our organization and the mentoring field in the state of Vermont,” said Chad Butt, Executive Director of MENTOR Vermont. “We remain an independent non-profit, and now our new name will enable us to better clarify our role and the work we do.”
MENTOR Vermont is a local non-profit that continues to serve as the state affiliate of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. In aligning its branding with the national partnership, MENTOR Vermont will be better positioned to utilize MENTOR’s national recruitment campaigns and partners (such as the NBA, LinkedIn, and Starbucks), which will help increase awareness of the need for mentoring in Vermont.
The organization’s vision remains for every young person in Vermont to have the supportive mentoring relationships they need to grow and develop into thriving, productive, and engaged adults. Currently, MENTOR Vermont supports 140 adult-to-youth mentoring program sites that serve 2,300 mentor pairs throughout the state.
“MENTOR Vermont’s name change is an exciting evolution that reflects their incredible leadership throughout Vermont and within the network of MENTOR’s Affiliates for many years,” said David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR. “This alignment also represents MENTOR Vermont’s continued place in the vanguard of our Affiliates working to close the mentoring gap, expand quality youth mentoring, and provide leadership for the mentoring movement. We’re so proud to have their local leadership and partnership.”
More information about the organization’s branding change can be found at MENTOR Vermont’s new website: www.mentorvt.org.
Since Mobius’ establishment in 2003, MENTOR Vermont the organization has been a member of MENTOR’s affiliate network, which serves serving a unique role as a clearinghouse for training, resources, public awareness and advocacy. MENTOR Vermont is one of more than 25 statewide and regional organizations that serve as MENTOR affiliates. MENTOR Vermont will continue to provide this critical link between MENTOR’s national efforts and local organizations and programs that foster and support quality youth mentoring relationships. For more information about MENTOR, visit www.mentoring.org.
MENTOR Vermont supports 140 adult-to-youth mentoring program sites that serve 2,300 mentor pairs throughout the state. The organization awards more than $300,000 to youth mentoring agencies annually through the Vermont Mentoring Grants, which are made possible by support from the A.D. Henderson Foundation, the Vermont Department for Children and Families, and the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children. Additionally, MENTOR Vermont offers technical support to program staff, maintains an online program directory and referral system for volunteers, manages a quality-based program management database, raises public awareness of mentoring, works with programs to ensure they are meeting best practices, and leads statewide mentoring initiatives. For more information about mentoring programs and initiatives in Vermont, visit www.mentorvt.org.