Vermont Mentoring News

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...

Celebrate Summer in Vermont

June 30, 2011 Mobius

Beekeepers and farmers, crafts, great music, and local foods – sound like a good time?  You might find that Thursday evening is your favorite time for mentoring this summer, when you go to Summervale, at the Intervale.               Admission is free to this...

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...