Safer Society’s New Circle Mentoring program is pleased to have been awarded a three-year grant from the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation totaling $25,725! With this grant, New Circle Mentoring will continue its mission to support children in Vermont who have incarcerated parents or have been removed from their homes by social services and are in foster care. The program provides the constancy of a long-term mentoring relationship that helps these children academically, psychologically, and emotionally. New Circle mentors will continue to provide the guidance and support their mentees need to confidently overcome the obstacles on their paths to healthy adulthood.
The Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation promotes the well-being of children and families in Vermont by raising funds for community-based prevention programs. Ensuring that every child in Vermont has a fair chance at success is what drives their work. The money raised by the Foundation supports community-based prevention programs, a ground–up approach to making sure children are safe and secure; are making wise choices; are prepared to be good students; and are encouraged to feel good about themselves.