The Windsor Central Supervisory Union (WCSU) Mentoring Program - Previously known as Ottauquechee Community Partnership's (OCP) Mentor and Buddy Program, this WCSU-wide initiative strives to build positive intergenerational relationships between adult role models and students.  The Community Liaison coordinates and supports all mentoring matches to achieve the WCSU's goal of helping young people to become successful, healthy and thriving adults and build meaningful relationships with local communities.  Please contact Annie Luke at 457-1317 if you are interested in becoming a mentor, being mentored or simply to find out more information!


Please click on this mentor application to become a mentor!



About the Mentor and Buddy Program-


Originating at the Ottauquechee Community Partnership; Mentor and Buddy Programs have been matching mentors with WCSU students since 1999. 

  • *We ask for a minimum of a one year commitment from all mentors.
  • *Matches meet for 1 or 1.5 hours a week only during the school year.

Program Locations:


Woodstock Elementary School Buddy Program

Year Started: 2011

Mentee Age Range: 2nd-6th grade

Length of Visit: 1 hour, 1 time a week

Visit Time Frame: During regular school hours, (8am-2:40pm).

Campus Policies: Matches can stay on the school premises or visit local approved sites on foot.

Activity Ideas: Have lunch together, play on the playground, sit down with a board game or cards in the library, draw in the art room, play basketball in the gym, walk to the public library.


Barnard Academy Buddy Program

Year Started: 2016

Mentee Age Range: 2nd-6th grade

Length of Visit: 1 hour, 1 time a week

Visit Time Frame: Regular school hours and after school from 3pm-4pm.

Campus Policies: Stay within school campus which extends to the Barnard General Store, the Historical Society, library, Silver Lake picnic tables, and nature trails behind the school.

Activity Ideas: Grab a hot cocoa at the general store, play on the playground, have a picnic lunch outside, learn a new card or board game together in the library.

Other: If meeting during after school hours, sign the Buddy Sign Out/In notebook located in the main office. All Barnard Buddy matches will attend a monthly Community Outing on the last Friday of the month, 3:00pm-5:30pm. Mentors will pick up mentees at the school and transport them to the outing site. Pick up/drop off arrangements are made on a case by case basis involving parent input and permission.


Woodstock Union High School & Middle School Mentoring Programs

Year Started: 1999

Mentee Age Range: 7th-12th grade

Length of Visit: 1.5 hours

Visit Time frame: During regular school hours or after school hours.

Campus Policies: Matches are allowed to leave the school campus and visit approved sites, transportation of the mentee is provided by the mentor.

Activity Ideas: Walk around town together, have a chat at Mon Vert over hot cocoa, paint or draw at Artistree, play pickleball at the Woodstock Inn Athletic Center, play pool or Scrabble in the Woodstock Inn game room…just to start!


 Learn more about mentoring by going to:

 The Benefits of Mentoring

Congressman Welch: Join a mentoring program near you!







Contact Us

100 Amsden Way
Woodstock, Vermont 05091

  • High School: (802) 457- 1317
  • Middle School: (802) 457- 1330

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