Cambridge Elementary School has a mentoring program which has been in existence since 1995. We are a member of the Vermont Mentoring Partnership MOBIUS. The program involves a volunteer adult being matched with a student according to interests and personalities. The match meets together for a 1/2 hour to an hour a week to read, to play games, work on the computer, to do projects, to do arts and craft activities together. Basically, whatever the child and adult have an interest in.
All mentoring takes place during school time, at CAP (Cambridge After-school Program) or at the Cambridge Connections Enrichment Program on school property. Most mentoring takes place at morning meeting time, snack, lunch, or recess time so that the student does not miss academics. In addition, the school offers a few group-wide mentoring activities through-out the school year. Mentors are not allowed to transport students.
The main goal of the program is to promote the self-esteem of the child by building a relationship of trust with the mentor giving the child a sense of belonging in our community. It is not a tutoring program or a counseling program.
All volunteer mentors fill out an application online, have an interview, have a criminal background check, reference check, attend a mentor training and have an orientation to CES. For more information please contact
CES Mentoring Program Coordinator
644-8821 Ext 144
or go online to http://www.mobiusmentors.org/ for more information or to fill out an online application.