Elizabeth Dunbar of Stowe joins mentor group board

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STOWE — Elizabeth Dunbar of Stowe has joined the MENTOR Vermont board of directors.

Dunbar lives and works in Stowe as the senior media planner for Karen Fahey Advertising, working with many Vermont organizations including Cabot Creamery Cooperative and the Vermont Department for Tourism and Marketing.

Since 2017, she has volunteered as a mentor through the Cambridge Elementary School mentoring program.

“I’m excited to be joining the MENTOR Vermont Board as a young professional bringing distinct passion for the betterment of our Vermont communities, especially as it pertains to youth programs,” Dunbar said. “In the shared time I have spent with my mentee, he has flourished and shown positive growth in the areas of hands-on woodworking, critical thinking, and time spent interacting with nature.”

The MENTOR Vermont Board is comprised of a combination of community members and up to four mentoring program directors from across the state and oversees the organization’s efforts to provide resources and support to youth mentoring programs in Vermont so they can meet the needs of young people in their communities.

MENTOR Vermont, formerly known as Mobius, supports 140 adult-to-youth mentoring program sites that serve 2,300 mentor pairs throughout the state.

In addition to managing the Vermont mentoring grants, the organization provides technical support to mentoring program staff, maintains an online program directory and referral system for volunteers, manages a quality-based program management database, raises public awareness of mentoring, works with programs to ensure they are meeting best practices, and leads statewide mentoring initiatives.