Our Mission & Vision


We aim to close the mentoring gap and drive equity through quality mentoring relationships so every young person in Vermont has the supportive mentoring relationships they need to grow and thrive.


Empowering youth by providing support and resources to the youth mentoring field in Vermont to strengthen the quality and broaden the reach of mentoring relationships in our communities.

Core Values

ADAPTABILITY – We are flexible and maintain a growth mindset through times of constant change to effectively serve the youth mentoring field.

INTEGRITY – We believe our inward and outward values should be congruent with our mission, and transparent in our work and collaboration with others.

COLLABORATION – Working together is at the core of building community – ensuring all voices are heard and our collective impact is amplified.

COMPASSION – We recognize the whole person that each of us brings to any relationship, and exercise empathy toward each other and the work we do together.

EQUITY – We celebrate our common humanity and the infinite power of young people; we are dedicated to removing barriers and creating opportunities to elevate youth voices.

JOY – We center a balance of curiosity, creativity, and play throughout our work and lives.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

MENTOR Vermont is committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion for all. We embrace our differences and celebrate our common humanity in advancing awareness of the need for equity and the transformative power of supportive relationships for young people. We believe that varied perspectives, experiences, and opinions are central assets in our vision of every young person in Vermont having the supportive mentoring relationships to grow and thrive.

Theory of Change

MENTOR Vermont’s theory of change depicts the organization’s inputs and anticipated impact on short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes. The purpose of this change framework is to guide and inform MENTOR Vermont’s strategic planning and focus our evaluation efforts. This theory of change was designed to reinforce and inform the mission-centric work of mentoring programs, while also increasing the presence and impact of the broader Vermont mentoring field.

MENTOR Vermont Theory of Change