Mentoring pairs cap off year with ice cream, kickball

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Volunteer mentors and student mentees from Shelburne Community School celebrated the end of the school year with ice cream sundaes and a kickball match.

Students from Shelburne Community School’s Connecting Youth mentoring program recently celebrated their year of mentoring.

After recognizing the graduating eighth graders and enjoying ice cream sundaes, the group spilled outside for a massive kickball game of mentors vs. mentees. The students won.

Students and their community volunteer mentors meet once each week during the school year. While cooking, playing games, doing crafts, or engaging in sports, the pairs develop strong, positive relationships. Studies show that these relationships increase positive outcomes for adolescents.

The program provides volunteers with training, ongoing support and a meeting space at the school. Mentors are needed for fall 2018. To learn more or volunteer, contact coordinator Alice Brown at abrown@cvsdvt.org.

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