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 visiting MENTOR, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership.

Become a Mentor

The FriendCHIPS Youth Mentoring program is looking for new mentors for 3rd-8th grade students in the Essex Westford School District.

Gain experience working with youth, have a positive, lasting impact on youth, and have fun!

Meet our Mentoring Pairs

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Find us:

2 Lincoln Street, 2nd Fl.

Essex Junction, VT 05452

Get in touch:

(802) 878-6982

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