Vermont Mentoring News

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...

Just for Boys is Back at King Street

July 29, 2011 News

Mobius is very pleased to announce that the King Street Center will revive their wonderful Just for Boys program, thanks to some additional funding provided in year 3 of the AMCP (Amachi) grant.  The site-based program is for male matches who meet weekly to engage in group activities. The...

Welcome to 7 New Mobius Card Businesses

July 22, 2011 Mobius

We have been working hard to make next year’s Mobius Card the best yet, and so far the response has been terrific!  Most of the current Mobius Card Businesses have already signed on for another year, and a couple have even sweetened the deals.  And, in response to mentors’...

Governor’s Award

July 13, 2011 AmeriCorps, Mobius, News

Mobius is very proud to congratulate our own Benji Thurber, who recently was honored with a Governor’s Award for Outstanding Community Service.  These prestigious awards honor individuals groups, and businesses that best exemplify the spirit of volunteerism and community service in Vermont.  The awards were presented recently at the State House...