Vermont Mentoring News

Attendance Awareness Month

September 6, 2013 Mobius

As the school year begins, teachers are taking attendance and there are children who aren’t present. Chronic absenteeism is a widespread issue, but one that we can work together to address. September is Attendance Awareness Month and community and education youth development organizations throughout the nation are working to...

Launch of Vermont Mentoring Database

August 30, 2013 Mobius

Dear members of the Vermont mentoring community: We are pleased to announce the launch of the Vermont Mentoring Database, a mentoring program data management system built by CiviCore and based on feedback and direct input from mentoring programs, funders, and Mobius staff over the past two years.  Moving forward,...

New Funding Opportunities for Youth Mentoring Programs

July 30, 2013 Mobius

Dear Friends of Mentoring: I hope you are all having a great summer. I am pleased to announce the grant guidelines related to the 2013-2014 VT Mentoring Grants. Please note there are several changes. Mobius is now managing all the grant-making processes previously handled by the Vermont Mentoring Funders...

U and I are Mentors Takes the Air Waves

May 31, 2012 Mobius

The Breakfast Club with Tim and Mary on Star 92.9 featured an interview about the U and I are Mentors campaign.  Fellow Spectrum mentor Sam Smith and I were interviewed by Tim Kavanagh and Mary Cenci earlier in the week, so luckily we didn’t have to get up at...

Mobius Board is Ready to Recruit Mentors

May 23, 2012 Mobius

The  U and I are Mentors campaign got underway full steam ahead last week, when the first of the three videos went up on the Mobius website.  That same day the Mobius Board met, and Board Member Toby Knox set out to incite his fellow Board Members to become...

Mentor Ambassador Program Takes Flight

May 11, 2012 Mobius

    “I don’t think there can be a higher calling,” said Mobius Board Member Toby Knox about mentoring.  Toby offered words of inspiration to a group of fellow mentors at the launch of the Mentor Ambassador program.   Twenty mentors from seven programs have agreed to be Mentor Ambassadors. ...

Mentees Take the Wheel!

April 25, 2012 Mobius

It wasn’t a steering wheel, but a potter’s wheel that mentees and mentors were driving at Shelburne Art Center’s monthly Dinner and Art for mentor pairs.  The class was small enough that clay artist (and teacher extraordinaire) Rik Rolla felt comfortable giving a brief demonstration, then giving each mentor...

No Peace Treaties Required

April 2, 2012 Mobius

      What do former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin and King Street mentor Sarah Soule have in common?           What do State Senator Peter Galbraith and Spectrum Executive Director (and Boys and Girls Club mentor) Mark Redmond have in common?        ...

Great Weather for Mentoring

March 26, 2012 Mobius

“We rented bikes and rode the bike path this past Monday!” King Street mentor John Bossange and his mentee, Anthony, enjoyed the sun. “We went to the Soup Bowls for Hunger fundraiser at the high school last night.  Afterwards, with plenty of light still available, we headed out behind...