The Mentor Connector is Rutland County’s youth and family mentoring program. Every year, they match over 150 youth with amazing mentors who use fun, teachable moments to change lives. Throughout its existence, the Mentor Connector has mentored over 1,000 youth, collaborated with hundreds of local businesses and organizations to support mentoring and has assisted 25 community organizations and schools to establish mentoring programs. Their match retention rate continues to be one of the highest in the country at a match average of 4.1 years. 97% of our matches complete the first year and 87% continue on for at least one more year. 98% of our youth, most from high-risk backgrounds, graduate from high school and 84% state that mentoring has helped them refrain from drugs and alcohol.
The Mentor Connector uses the power of one-on-one mentoring to transform Rutland County and enhance vulnerable youth’s life skills, educational connection, and workforce development. Data highlights high quality, one-on-one mentoring as one of the most effective way to impact generational substance abuse and poverty.
The Mentor Connector
110 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT 05701