We Need Your Support!

When you give to Youth First Mentoring, you help us provide positive role models and enriching experiences for young people aged 8-18 across the Central Vermont community. As stewards of your donations, we do our best to make sure as much of your contribution as possible goes to directly serving young people.

How We Spend Your Gift

We think it’s important to have a transparent relationship with our donors. Here’s a breakdown of how we spend the money our generous donors give us.

Your Donation Has Impact

On average, it costs us $1500 per year to make and sustain a mentor pair. This cost includes community outreach, finding a match, doing mentor background checks, and initial and ongoing training for our mentors. We’re proud of the way we use our donations.

It gave me the opportunity to have somebody
to talk to about everything.

Ways to Donate

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ONLINE

Donate here using a credit card, PayPal, or Venmo

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ONLINE

Donate here using a credit card, PayPal, or Venmo

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BY MAIL

Send a check to:

Youth First Mentoring
73 Main St #29
Montpelier, VT 05602

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BEQUESTS

To make us part of your estate planning, please contact Program Director Sally Russell:
director@youthfirstmentoring.org

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BY MAIL

Send a check to:

Youth First Mentoring
73 Main St #29
Montpelier, VT 05602

3

BEQUESTS

To make us part of your estate planning, please contact Program Director Sally Russell:
director@youthfirstmentoring.org

Mentoring: It Works for Young People

Young people represent the future of our community. When you mentor a young person, you make their life richer today, and you help prepare them for a better future. Around Central Vermont, and across the United States, adult mentors are helping young people move forward positively and with confidence.

  • Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class.
  • Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are 46% less likely than their peers to start using illegal drugs and 27% less likely to start drinking.
  • 76% of at-risk young adults who had a mentor aspire to enroll in and graduate from college versus half of at-risk young adults who had no mentor. They are also more likely to be enrolled in college.
  • Mentoring reduces depression symptoms and increases social acceptance, academic attitudes and grades.
  • 59% more likely to earn better grades
  • 81% more likely to participate in extracurricular activities
  • 130% more likely to hold leadership positions in a school club or sports team