History & Mission

By creating mentoring relationships that foster a love of reading and language, Everybody Wins! Vermont increases children’s prospects for success and engages a diverse range of volunteers in their community schools.


Through our Power Lunch program, adult volunteers are matched with children at local elementary schools to promote reading for pleasure, to build the children’s self-confidence and enhance their self-esteem, and to serve as caring role models. The pairs meet weekly at lunchtime to share books and develop lasting relationships.

Since opening our first two sites in Barre and Rutland in October of 2000, Everybody Wins! Vermont has grown to become Vermont’s largest mentoring organization. In 2021-22, over 600 children read with mentors at 21 school sites in Vermont and one in New Hampshire.

In 2021-22, Everybody Wins! Vermont has sites in 21 schools. Each school has a site coordinator. To reach an individual site, please visit our Locations page by clicking here.

Our central office in Montpelier is generously donated by Consolidated Communications.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Everybody Wins! Vermont is committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion for all. We embrace differences among people, celebrate our common humanity, and commit to equity in our practices and programs. We believe that varied perspectives, identities, experiences, and opinions are central assets in our vision of every child in Vermont being able to grow and thrive, through the transformative power of supportive relationships for young people.