New in 2014, Milton Mentors has its Buddy Program, matching high school juniors and seniors with elementary students in grades 3-5.
High school volunteers must complete an application and selection form and interview with program staff before taking part. The application includes questions about interests, aspirations, and academics in an effort to match like-minded students with similar interests. Volunteer hours do count towards MHS Service Learning credit, if needed.
What types of activities do pairs do?
Activities are determined by each pair and can include any range of activities including, but not limited to: homework help, playing board games, sports, and building reading skills.
How often and for how long do pairs meet? Is there supervision?
Once per week for a semester, pairs meet. After the initial semester in the relationship, they may choose to continue meeting and completing activities, but it is not required. MCYC and school staff supervise the initial semester meetings – pairs are able to go out into the community after this period.
Interested in being a buddy? Parents and students can contact the MCYC (below) for an application.
For More Information Contact:Sophie Duncan
Youth Programs & Food Access Coordinator
(802) 893-1009 firstname.lastname@example.org