New Circle Mentoring

How an hour a week can make a
lifelong difference in the life of a child

Children from homes shattered by parental absence often suffer emotional trauma that can adversely affect them the rest of their lives. New Circle Mentoring is working to intercede with these at-risk children, matching them with the guidance and support of a caring adult. Even just an hour a week with a mentor can help ensure a healthy future for a child.

Launched in Addison County in 2017, New Circle Mentoring goes beyond traditional mentoring practices in the following ways:


Become a Mentor

Mentoring provides a unique opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child. New Circle Mentoring is expanding and looking for individuals who are ready for this challenging, rewarding role.

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Your Gift Matters

While we are actively working to combat the effects of childhood trauma by helping to build mentee resilience, we need your help to make out efforts go even further. Right now there are dozens of at-risk children in the custody of the Central Vermont Department of Children and Families who are in need of a stable mentoring relationship.

New Circle Mentoring

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Meet the Program Director

Erika Linskey, Mentoring Program Director
Program Director of New Circle Mentoring, Erika Linskey

Erika has worked with the Safer Society team since 2015 developing new programs to help at-risk children in Vermont.

Erika earned her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from Penn State and her Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado. She is a former teacher from Colorado and has maintained a life-long career in teaching and childhood advocacy. Erika currently volunteers at Warren Elementary School as a ski coach for the winter ski and ride program.