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Mentoring program connects Mt. Abe students and adults

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Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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IZZY, A MOUNT Abe ninth-grader, is in her 10th year with her mentor, Starksboro resident Susan Klaiber. The two connected over crafts and seem to both gain from the relationship. Independent photo/John S. McCright

BRISTOL — “You know you changed my life, right?”

Short and sweet, these words spoken by a recent Mount Abraham Union High School graduate to his Starksboro mentor of 10 years capture the essence of mentoring programs.

The mission of the Mount Abraham Mentoring Program is to invest in, support and encourage healthy relationships between Mount Abe kids and adults. It’s a mission the program’s coordinator, Brenda McKean, feels is growing more important.

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