Mentor Opportunities

LiHigh School is different from a traditional school for many, many, many…many, many reasons. One of those reasons is that we require all of our students, at both the middle and high-school level, to work with outside mentors who are experienced in the student’s field of interest. Sometimes those mentors work at a professional organization, such as a web designer working at an advertising agency, and other times it is a mentor who simply shares the student’s passion, such as a librarian who also happens to be a gifted mathematician.

The important part is not what the mentor does for a living. The important part is that the mentor shares the student’s passion and is willing and able to guide them to the next step in their journey. If you’re interested in joining our list of potential mentors, send our internship coordinator, Nicole Graves, an email that introduces who you are and where your passions lie.

Specific Needs

  • Snowboard Maintenance & Construction: We have a 14-year-old student who is highly motivated to learn more about making and maintaining snowboards. If you’d be willing to work with him for about 3-6 hours per week, with the student also contributing to your own business in some way, please contact our internship coordinator, Nicole Graves, at nicole.graves@lihighschool.org.
  • Restaurant Experience: We have two students, one who is 18 and another who is 16, who are budding restauranteurs. They both do mini-internships in our Culinary Program, but they’re interested in exploring a more traditional restaurant experience. If you’d be willing to work with one or both of them for between 4-12 hours per week, with the students also contributing to your own business in some way, please contact our internship coordinator, Nicole Graves, at nicole.graves@lihighschool.org.
  • Construction: We have a 16-year-old student who is very interested in learning the construction trade. His parents run their own construction business, and he has an independent project that involves building his own loft. He would like to work with someone other than his parents in construction to help him expand his education and experiences. If you’d be willing to work with him for between 3-6 hours per week, with the student also contributing to your own business in some way, please contact our internship coordinator, Nicole Graves, at nicole.graves@lihighschool.org.
  • Counseling/Support Groups: We have an 18-year-old student whose Senior Capstone project is developing an online support group for LGBT+ youth. He needs assistance understanding the various protocols of support groups so that he can develop his site with all the sensitivity it requires. If you’d be willing to work with him for between 4-12 hours per week, with the student also contributing to your own business in some way, please contact our internship coordinator, Nicole Graves, at nicole.graves@lihighschool.org.
  • Public Art Installation: We have a 16-year-old student whose Senior Capstone project is developing and constructing a public art installation on Main Street in Poultney. She is seeking artists who are capable of working with found materials who would also be able to contribute their time and expertise to help make the installation happen. If you’d be willing to work with her, please contact her advisor, Kyle Callahan, at kyle@lihighschool.org.