Vermont Mentoring News

Mentoring Success Could Be Contagious, If You Allow It

October 14, 2011 Mobius

Sheila Fazackerly’s world revolves around young people, and she cordially invites you to make a difference in the life of one child.  She is a para-educator at Champlain Valley Union High School, and in her spare time – she is a mentor through HowardCenter’s Community Friends Mentoring program.  She...

A Discussion Group by any Other Name…

October 7, 2011 Mobius

“Do you have any suggestions for new mentoring activities that are not expensive?  How do you deal with cultural differences with your mentee and your mentee’s family?”  These questions came up this week when a group of mentors, some relatively new, and some veterans, met in the conference room...

Barry Finkelstein Dives Right In to Mentoring

September 28, 2011 Board of Directors, Mobius

Barry Finkelstein has had a busy couple of weeks.  Not that busy is unusual for Barry, he travels around the country consulting for non-profit organizations.  But recently mentoring has commanded his attention.  The invitation to facilitate the Mobius Board retreat piqued his interest in mentoring, so after meeting to...

Vermont Filmmaker offers Mentors New Insight on Foster Care

September 16, 2011 Mobius

We all have ideas about how difficult life might be for a child in a foster home, but the pain and the challenges become unsettlingly real in Bess O’Brien’s hard hitting documentary “Ask Us Who We Are.”   Mobius presented the documentary as part of the Mobius Mentor Support Series. ...

Big Collaborations – Two New School Mentoring Programs

September 9, 2011 Mobius

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...

A Big Win for Mentoring at the Lake Monsters Game!

August 31, 2011 Mobius

Mobius would like to say a huge thank you to the Lake Monsters for a great night at the ball park!  It was Mentoring Night as well as Military Appreciation Night, and Centennial Field was packed.  The Lake Monsters graciously provided tickets for mentor pairs. Matches from Spectrum, Community...

Climbing the Mountain

August 31, 2011 News

The day before Hurricane Irene ripped through Vermont, a bunch of us climbed Mt. Mansfield to raise money for mentoring. Mentors, family, friends, staff, Board Members, and Gunner (a German Shorthaired Pointer) made our way up the rather long and steadily steep slope. “We climbed a mountain for mentoring,”...

Mobius and VPT, the Partnership Continues

August 15, 2011 Mobius

Saturday was Mobius night at Vermont Public Television.   Supporters of mentoring, along with several Mobius staff members, were on hand to answer phones during VPT’s pledge drive.  Back in January, VPT kindly donated time, talent, and technical assistance to help Mobius produce a public service announcement for mentoring.  The...

Thanks to the Flynn for Sending Mentor Pairs to the Circus!

August 8, 2011 Mobius

Several mentor pairs went to see Zoppe, an Italian Family Circus, thanks to the generosity of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.  This circus was a real treat harkening back to the days of the European traveling circus, all under one tent, all in the family (or a...