A New Mentor Year Begins
Fall is upon us, and with it the start of a new school year. Mentoring programs around the state are looking for new volunteers to mentor youth in their schools and local communities. Do you have an hour or two a week, either during the school day or outside of school or work hours? You could become a caring, adult friend for a young person near you. To find the program option that best fits your schedule, interests, and location, visit Mobius’ online program directory
or fill out a mentoring inquiry form and a Mobius staff member can assist you in finding the best option.
New Release: 4th Edition of Elements of Effective Practice
MENTOR, the National Mentoring Partnership has released the 4th Edition of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring. The new edition, released in September 2015, reflects the most up-to-date research, practice, and thinking in the mentoring field. Download your toolkit
Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Opportunities
In addition to the adult-to-youth mentoring options available, there are also several peer-to-peer programs that may be of interest.
Milton Mentors Buddies
pairs upper level high school students from Milton High School with 3rd through 5th graders in Milton Elementary for a semester-long mentoring relationship. If your student or child is interested in participating, please contact Katie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult women volunteers can support women making the transition from prison back into the community through the Vermont Women’s Mentoring Program
, a collaborative partnership among Mercy Connections, Vermont Works for Women, and the Vermont Department of Corrections. Mentor training begins October 7, 2015 and runs each Wednesday for four weeks. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, contact Pam Greene (email@example.com
) or 802-846-7164 for more information!
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.”
New Recent Mentoring Events Blog Posts:
Starting August 2015, Mobius switched to 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!