Big Collaborations – Two New School Mentoring Programs

September 9, 2011 Mobius

Photo courtesy of BEST Kids Inc.

Mobius is pleased to announce the launch of two new school-based mentoring programs, in South Burlington and in Essex.  The South Burlington program is a collaborative effort of the South Burlington School District, the HowardCenter’s Community Friends mentoring program, which will manage the South Burlington project, and Mobius.  Essex CHIPS will oversee the Essex program, in conjunction with the Essex Town School District and Mobius.  The hope is to make 24 matches this year in three schools in South Burlington:  Chamberlain School, Richard Marcotte Central, and Orchard School.   And the goal for Essex is 24 children matched with mentors at Essex Elementary School, Founders Memorial School, and Essex Middle School.

To help recruit mentors for the new programs, Mobius sent out postcards to households in both towns.  Already, 20 people have responded with inquiries, and 10 have committed to becoming mentors.  More inquiries come in each day.  If you are interested in mentoring in one of these programs, please contact Marissa Wilkens at joinus@mentorvt.org.

Both new mentoring programs are made possible by grants from the Vermont Mentoring Funders Collaborative, which has funded mentoring programs in Vermont since 2008.  They currently fund 33 school-based mentoring programs.