Vermont Mentoring News

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...

Mentoring Success Could Be Contagious, If You Allow It

October 14, 2011 Mobius

Sheila Fazackerly’s world revolves around young people, and she cordially invites you to make a difference in the life of one child.  She is a para-educator at Champlain Valley Union High School, and in her spare time – she is a mentor through HowardCenter’s Community Friends Mentoring program.  She...

A Discussion Group by any Other Name…

October 7, 2011 Mobius

“Do you have any suggestions for new mentoring activities that are not expensive?  How do you deal with cultural differences with your mentee and your mentee’s family?”  These questions came up this week when a group of mentors, some relatively new, and some veterans, met in the conference room...

Barry Finkelstein Dives Right In to Mentoring

September 28, 2011 Board of Directors, Mobius

Barry Finkelstein has had a busy couple of weeks.  Not that busy is unusual for Barry, he travels around the country consulting for non-profit organizations.  But recently mentoring has commanded his attention.  The invitation to facilitate the Mobius Board retreat piqued his interest in mentoring, so after meeting to...