On Tuesday, August 7th, mentors and mentees of New Circle Mentoring gathered at the Addison County Field Days. For a few participants (Safer Society staff included), it was a first-time experience at Vermont’s largest agricultural fair. For the group as a whole, it was a fun and enjoyable summer’s day!
Mentors and mentees spent the day wandering through the fairgrounds. This provided an opportunity to allow these mentoring relationships to grow while enjoying everything the fair had to offer: games, livestock events, rides, fair food, and fresh milk!
The staff of Safer Society Foundation is grateful for the generosity of the Addison County Field Days Board who donated the entrance tickets and to the Counseling Service of Addison County that supported this gathering by contributing funds for game and ride tickets.
“It fills my heart that our mentees will begin the school year with a wonderful memory of summer!” expressed Erika Linksey, the Program Director of New Circle Mentoring.
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