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Mentoring in Rutland County, Five Elements Salon and Day Spa celebrates


Hairstylist shares a laugh with a mentee.

RUTLAND — Adult-to-youth mentoring is one of the best ways to bring about changes in a young person’s behavior, attitudes, health, and academic performance. To celebrate mentoring within Rutland County, Five Elements Salon and Day Spa joined with the local mentoring organization The Mentor Connector to provide a Mentor/Mentee Spa Day on June 14. The Five Elements staff donated their time, talent, and tips to mentors and mentees for the afternoon. In total, 28 participants chose from manicures, massages, and haircuts as they were treated to an afternoon of beauty and therapeutic services.

“It was a day of leisure and fun,” noted Bobbi Jo Stellato, coordinator for the Mentor Connector, which has over 100 mentor matches throughout Rutland County. “Our programs serve youth aged 5 to 21 in Rutland County; most of whom are in poverty, suffer from family instability and many are children of prisoners or have been involved with foster care,” stated Stellato, “Local businesses, like Five Elements, provide wonderful activities for these youth to experience something they may never get to otherwise.”

Five Elements Salon and Day Spa is a full service salon and day spa. For more information visit For more information or to become a mentor call (802) 775-3434 or visit

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