LinkedIn Partners with MENTOR
In partnership with MENTOR
is asking all its members to thank their mentors by sharing stories about their mentoring experience. The response has been amazing! Executive directors, mentoring program staff, and all volunteer mentors are invited to share their story via LinkedIn Pulse. Take a look and start thinking of what you’ll share today: mentor.linkedin.com
. Use and follow #ThankYourMentor to be a part of the conversation.
Mobius Officially Launches Two Programs for Mentor Pairs!
We've officially launched two new programs for adult-to-youth, community-based mentor pairs: the statewide version of the Mobius Mentor Discount Card (MMDC)
, and the new Mobius Community Service Program (MCSP)
. Both initiatives are free resources for mentors and their mentees. We wish to increase the number of unique experiences available to young Vermonters, and to encourage them to engage with their community. Read the press release here in the VTDigger
September is Attendance Awareness Month
September 2015 marks the third annual national campaign centered on raising awareness of the importance of school attendance and its role in promoting positive youth development, academic achievement, and future success in life. Attendance Awareness Month
is spearheaded by Attendance Works
and a range of local and national partners
.This campaign is an exciting opportunity for everyone–community members, parents, schools, non-profit organizations, businesses, and politicians alike–to highlight the important roles that we all play in supporting youth in our communities. Mentoring programs play a key role in keeping students in school, and actively engaged in the classroom. Get involved by checking out the toolkit
, and more
. Use and follow #SchoolEveryday and #MentoringEffect to be a part of the conversation.
Is Your Mentoring Program in the Mentoring Connector?
is excited to launch the Mentoring Connector
, a free service that helps quality youth mentoring programs across the U.S. recruit more local volunteers while greatly increasing visibility for their organizations. All potential mentors can search for mentoring opportunities by zip code, ages of youth served, and program type to find and contact programs that interest them. Their national recruiting partners that will help drive potential mentors to the site include the NBA
, the White House My Brother’s Keeper
initiative and others who promote the Mentoring Connector through national campaigns. Last year this system had more than 80,000 searches.
Although your program may have been in MENTOR’s original database, called the Volunteer Referral Service, all programs are required to create a new entry
for the updated version of the system to ensure all information is current. To add your program to the Mentoring Connector, please follow this link
and click on “Add a New Program.”
Want to Go to a Lake Monsters' Game for Free?
Mentors, did you know Mobius still has 10 Vermont Lake Monsters
' tickets up for grabs? Just fill out this form
and pick a day to go to a baseball game with your mentee. The only home games left are this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, so plan fast!
We are so grateful to SymQuest Group, Inc
. for donating 50 tickets to Mobius to pass along to mentoring programs and their mentor pairs. We have already handed out 40 tickets to mentor pairs and everyone has had a great time.
New Recent Mentoring Events Blog Posts:
Starting this August, Mobius will be creating a monthly blog
post highlighting mentoring program events from around Vermont. Want to see your event listed on the blog and referenced in the newsletter? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
with a write-up that includes the location and date of your event, as well as a summary of what happened. Photos are strongly encouraged!