Everybody Wins! Vermont is a literacy and mentoring program offered at Edmunds Elementary School and 21 other schools across the state. We are so excited to announce that the program has grown by leaps and bounds this year!
We currently have EES students matched with 40 mentors who spend one hour every week together reading, writing and illustrating, playing literacy games and chatting in the library/computer lab during the students’ lunch-recess block.
First - fifth graders are mentored weekly by adults from the community. Mentors come from many places; many work in the area, some are university students, and several are retired folks.
Each devotes on hour a week to read with a specific child. We recently had a Literacy Night Celebration/Pizza Party in the EES cafeteria where mentors were able to meet their mentees’ families and teachers.
We are recruiting more mentors for next school year. If you or someone you know is interested in mentoring a child at EES please visit our website where you will find a link to an online application: http://everybodywinsvermont.org/power-lunch-sites/burlington/