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Why Mentor?

Mentoring is a powerful way to support positive growth for youth. WEmentors program is a partnership between the University of Vermont Wellness Environment and the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Family Studies (VCCYFS) whereby students in the Wellness Environment (WE) mentor children referred by VCCYFS.

The goal of WEmentors is to foster meaningful relationships between students in the Wellness Environment and VCCYFS patients through mentorship centered around the Pillars of WE: fitness, nutrition, mindfulness, and relate. Mentors are paired with mentees based on shared interests in sports, music, art, or academic interests and meet throughout the year for one hour per week.