Vermont Mentoring Symposium

The Vermont Mentoring Symposium is an annual conference of learning and networking with mentoring professionals throughout the state. Each year, the symposium offers virtual workshops followed by a convening in Waterbury, Vermont for a full day of engaging speakers and interactive workshops. Each year, the symposium focuses on a theme to amplify the areas of need and support in the mentoring field. The 2023 symposium theme centered Fostering Self-Agency in Youth.


About this Event

The Annual Vermont Mentoring Symposium provides a dynamic forum for mentoring professionals, program leaders,  and local legislators to co-create the future of mentoring for their programs, organizations, and for the statewide mentoring movement at large.

Each year, the symposium focuses on a specific theme that centers the work the mentoring field is striving toward at large. Attendees hear from local experts, MENTOR Vermont speakers, and youth leaders throughout the state.

The symposium highlights best and innovative practices in the field, addresses emerging challenges, and explores how to authentically amplify youth voice.

What to Expect

  • Dynamic Keynote
  • Two Engaging Morning Workshops
  • Theme-Focused Afternoon Plenary
  • Afternoon Youth Presentation
  • Vermont Mentoring Awards
  • A half-day of virtual workshops and group community conversations

A group photo from 2023 Symposium