Vermont Mentoring News

Spring Forward!

March 16, 2012 Mobius

Daylight Saving Time in Vermont is usually a welcome sign that warmer weather is coming.  But this year warm weather seems to be here already!  While there is a chance we may get more snow, we are getting spoiled, enjoying being outdoors in Vermont — a walk down the...

Hands-on Fun at ECHO!

March 12, 2012 Mobius

It was a night of hands-on fun at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain.  Mentor pairs from around Chittenden  County enjoyed a free night of science, fun, and a delicious dinner courtesy of  ECHO and Sugar Snap.  ECHO has generously hosted Community Science Night...

Aha!

March 2, 2012 Mobius

‘Mr. Watson–come here–I want to see you.’   Those words are from one of the most famous ‘aha!’ moments in American history.  Alexander Graham Bell recorded the event in his notebook on March 10, 1876, how he spoke into his invention, and his assistant, Thomas A. Watson, heard Bell’s...

Dream is the Theme

February 21, 2012 Mobius

Dream was the theme of the February Dinner and Art class at Shelburne Art Center, and the mentees and mentors participating had a great time expressing their dreams in clay.  For several months the Shelburne Art Center and clay artist Rik Rolla have graciously invited mentor pairs to come...

American Flatbread Shares the Love for Mentoring

February 10, 2012 Mobius

American Flatbread might best be known for its focus on healthy delicious food and its support of  local farms.  But in the mentoring community they are also known as a favorite spot for mentor pairs to dine.  As a Mobius Mentoring Card sponsor, they offer 50% off for mentor...

Strikes, Spares, Bumpers, and Fun!

February 6, 2012 Mobius

Some of us only bowl once a year.  But what a great time it is when that once a year is the annual mentor pair bowling party that winds up Mobius’ National Mentoring Month festivities! This year’s bowling party was a big hit with all.  Thirty or so pairs...

Mentoring is in the Air – and On the Air!

January 27, 2012 Mobius

National Mentoring Month is a wonderful opportunity to get out the word that there are children in our community who need and want mentors, and that there are myriad mentoring opportunities in our community.  Mobius is so grateful to our local media, who continue to be enthusiastic in promoting...

Collaboration is Key

January 13, 2012 Mobius

A nod of the head, a flick of the wrist, a breath – for a piano quintet those gestures communicate.  They signal more than tempo and “let’s begin.”  They confirm a unified effort, an agreed upon interpretation of the music being played.  A fine chamber music performance reaches the...

300 is the Magic Number

January 4, 2012 Mobius

We made our goal for 2011!  With the help of many wonderful volunteers, a great board, steadfast donors, and many new business partners, Mobius successfully recruited 151 volunteers who were referred to mentoring programs in our community in 2011!  The challenge is now on for 2012, and  300 is...