Vermont Mentoring News

Chief Schirling Sees Mentoring in the Big Picture

December 20, 2011 Appreciation

At the Mobius office we literally ring a bell when really good things happen.  Usually it is the recruitment of another new mentor, but when Chief Michael Schirling said yes to becoming the National Mentoring Month Spokesperson for Mobius, we rang the bell a good long time.  We asked...

Bullying, Sexuality, and Trauma are Tricky Conversations

December 9, 2011 Mobius

The greatest challenges to mentors include difficult discussions with mentees – about bullying, about sex and sexuality, about dealing with trauma.  It was only natural for Mobius to address those difficult conversations as a part of the Mentor Support Series.  Dr. Diane Gottlieb and her colleague Linda Wackerman offered...

The Continuous Loop of Mentoring

December 6, 2011 Mobius

Do you know what happens to a Mobius loop if you cut it in half lengthwise?  It doubles, and the two loops are connected!  Our dear friends Gail and Bob Neale showed us that little trick.  You can easily do this at home with a strip of paper, a...

It’s Coming Fast!

December 2, 2011 Appreciation

It’s coming fast, like a freight train, but a freight train full of wonderful  things!  All over the country and even much of the world, people are counting down to the holidays, to the end of the year, to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  December is full...

We are Thankful!

November 22, 2011 Appreciation, Board of Directors

Mobius has much to be thankful for.  For the funding from the government, foundations, businesses, and individuals,  we are grateful. It makes the work we do possible. We are very thankful to: Senator Patrick Leahy and his fine staff for their hard work on behalf of mentoring. our funders...

The Boys Are Back!

November 18, 2011 Mobius

Pizza and  ‘getting-to-know-you’ were on the menu for the first meeting of the new Just For Boys program at the King Street Center.  Just For Boys, a site-based program at the King Street Center, is officially underway again after a brief hiatus due to lack of funding.  In July...

The Gift of a Mentor

November 7, 2011 Mobius

Some time ago, my sons and I gave up exchanging Christmas presents and decided instead to donate all the money we would have spent on each other to those we knew were more in need. In the beginning (they were younger then) we took great pleasure pouring over the...

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...