Vermont Mentoring News

Graduation – Mentoring Can Help Them Get There

June 17, 2011 Mobius

On May 14th, I watched my son graduate from college. What an amazing and wonderful experience. At our celebration dinner later that night, I reminded Ben that though we were indeed so very proud of him, this day wasn’t just about him. It was about all the people in...

The Top of Vermont, an Adventure in Supporting Mentoring

June 8, 2011 News

What better way to enjoy a summer afternoon than to hike up to the top of Vermont’s tallest mountain, breathe in the cool fresh mountain air, and just meditate on the beauty of the Green Mountains, rolling on for miles and miles to the horizon?  And how amazing would...

Meeting and Exceeding Goals!

June 1, 2011 Mobius

Thanks to the hard work of the programs participating in the Amachi Grant, the report card for Mobius for year two of the grant is great!  The Amachi Grant is a three-year grant focusing on providing mentors for children affected by incarceration.  Six Vermont programs are part of the...

Finding Out How We Are Doing

May 26, 2011 News

Tuesday was a big day for mentoring in Vermont.  After a many-months-long process of evaluating most of the mentoring programs in the state, Dr. Susan Weinberger (Dr. Mentor) and her colleague Dr. Janet Forbush, from Mentor Consulting Group in Connecticut, presented their findings in a day-long meeting in Montpelier.  ...

Mentoring Activities with a Discount – Your Input is Needed!

May 18, 2011 Mobius

If you are a mentor in Chittenden County, you probably already know that the Mobius Card is a terrific resource for finding great activities for you and your mentee, and for making them affordable. Our partners on the Mobius Card support mentoring by offering discounts on a variety of...

Mentors Share Stories and Concerns

May 11, 2011 Mobius

While mentoring can be fun and fulfilling, it can also be quite challenging.  So in response to requests from programs and mentors, Mobius launched a series of follow-up sessions for mentors.  The first one took place May 3 and those in attendance were happy they chose to be there....

They Walk the Talk

May 6, 2011 Mobius, News

Burlington Police officers have first-hand knowledge of the plight of children in our community who need role models, who need mentors. They are taking a pro-active approach to building a safer community by becoming mentors.  “Among our most important work is education and prevention,” says Burlington Police Chief Michael...

A Lofty Partnership for Mobius!

April 28, 2011 News

When is a conference room exciting?  When the room on the other side of the hallway is a hangar full of airplanes!  Young and old, most of us get excited or inspired at the sight of airplanes.  So when Mobius got a call from Heritage Aviation, it was as...

Mentors Need to Know…

April 6, 2011 Mobius, News

How serious is the drug problem in Chittenden County?  How should a mentor talk to a young person about substance abuse?   Three terrific speakers addressed these and related questions on April 5, when Mobius offered a program on the topic of Substance Abuse, part of our Mentor Support Series....

Spike Advertising Announces Recipient of Advertising Gone Good Grant

March 24, 2011 Mobius, News

Mobius Mentoring To Receive $50,000 in Marketing Services   Burlington, Vermont – March 24, 2011 – Spike Advertising has selected Mobius to receive one year’s worth of free marketing services –up to $50,000– with their “Advertising Gone Good” grant program.  Nearly 40 non-profits from around Vermont competed for the...