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(802) 878-6982

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2 Lincoln Street, 2nd Fl. Essex Junction, VT 05452

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FriendCHIPS Youth Mentoring is a school-based mentoring program that empowers 3rd-8th grade students in the  Essex Westford School District to make healthy life choices that enable them to maximize their personal potential.


Building a relationship with a child, simply one hour at a time, can greatly improve a child’s life and your own!  Research has proven that a relationship with a caring adult can help young children make healthy choices, improve self-esteem, and increase resiliency. Adults volunteer to spend one hour per week with a student at school, participating in activities together such as games, arts & crafts, sports, cooking and conversation.


Find out more about mentoring in Vermont and the benefits of mentoring by connecting with Mentor, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership.


If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please download our new mentor application, fill it out and return it to our Coordinator, Justin Hoy, justin@essexchips.org or drop it off at our office

– 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452.


New Mentors needed!

New Mentor Application