Vermont Mentoring News

Giving Bach

November 2, 2011 Mobius

  Giving Bach is a clever pun, but before you roll your eyes, close them and listen.  Any excuse for a program focusing on  J. S. Bach is a good one, and in this case the pun goes to the very heart of the motivation for this concert series...

“Mentoring for Impact” Resonates Throughout Vermont

October 24, 2011 Mobius

“Mentoring for Impact,” was the theme of the New England Regional Conference, which drew more than 200 mentoring professionals to Framingham, MA in mid-October to focus on outcomes, and the success of effective mentoring.  Mobius was one of six sponsors of the conference, along with partnerships from Maine, Massachusetts,...

A Bucket of Water, a Slab of Clay, and Wow!

October 21, 2011 Mobius

A big slab of clay can have quite an effect on a child, turning pre-teenage boredom to intense focus in a matter of seconds. The first Dinner and Art class at Shelburne Art Center may have sown the seeds for a group of up-and-coming ceramic artists.  At the very...

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...