The HERO Mentoring Program matches high school students in northern Vermont to trained medical student mentors at the UVM Larner College of Medicine for 1-to-1 online coaching and STEM education.  During the fall semester, mentoring pairs connect to discuss goal setting, education planning, human biology, health science, and careers in medicine and beyond. These sessions are scheduled by the participant and their mentor once per week from October to December.
The aim of HERO is to support science achievement and postsecondary pathway planning for Vermont teens. HERO is available at no cost to 9th through 12th graders residing in Caledonia, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orleans, Orange, Washington, and Chittenden Counties.
Reach out with any questions to Lanie Billings, Health Careers Program Director, email: