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This month, Mobius and Jiffy Mart have teamed up to raise awareness of the need for mentoring, and recruit new volunteers. It is great to partner with a statewide business to encourage their customers and employees to consider becoming a mentor to a young person in their community.



Have you ever thought about becoming a mentor?
You could make a difference in a young person’s life simply by volunteering four to eight hours a month. Learn more by visiting www.mobiusmentors.org.
 

Who Mentored Your Next Governor?
This election season, Mobius decided to ask the Vermont candidates for governor and lieutenant governor a couple of questions related to mentoring. We wanted to know why they think youth mentoring is important, and who some of the mentors are in their lives. Learn more about each of the candidates’ stances on mentoring by reading Mobius’ blog post!

Pictured: Vermont Candidates for Governor/Lieutenant Governor (Phil Scott, Republican Party, Sue Minter, Democratic Party, David Zuckerman, Democratic/Progressive Parties)

Recent Mentoring Events Blog
Starting earlier this year, 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 benji@mobiusmentors.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!
  • Twinfield Together Mentoring's Patty & Lydia Talk With StoryCorps | Sept.
Want to submit your recent mentoring event?
Email benji@mobiusmentors.org for questions and submissions.
October 29th: 3rd Annual Winooski Halloween Celebration
What: Family-friendly events celebrating All Hallow's Eve are happening all across the city of Winooski this weekend! Follow the link to see where exactly the fun is happening. When: Sat, Oct 29th | 5:00 - 8:00pm Where: The City of Winooski, VT

November 17th: Collaborative Mentoring Webinar
What: A webinar hosted by MENTOR and a team of national mentoring partners, this week discussing "National Mentoring Month: Mentoring In Real Life.When: Thurs, Nov 17th | 1:00 - 2:15pm Where: Online. Follow the links for info and/or registration.

February 1st-3rd: 2017 National Mentoring Summit
What: The seventh annual National Mentoring Summit will explore the theme of “Building Relationships, Advancing the Movement” with local and national mentoring partners. When: Wed - Fri, Feb 1st - 3rd | 2017 Where: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown | 999 9th St NW | Washington, DC Register: $375/person, register here.

Want your event to be added to the Dates to Know list?
Email newsletter@mobiusmentors.org.

Internet Essentials: Through Comcast's Internet Essentials program, your mentee and his or her family may be eligible to receive high-speed home internet for $9.95/month*, a low-cost computer for $149.99*, and free internet training. Visit the site for eligibility requirements and more information or contact us today. (*plus tax)

CCMN: The Chittenden County Mentoring Network (CCMN) welcomes all mentoring program staff to attend meetings. The CCMN is a group of mentoring program staff–community and school-based–who meet to offer one another support, encouragement, ideas, and networking to further individual programs’ good work. The next meeting is Wed, Nov 9th at the Mobius location. Attendants will focus on planning for Mentor Appreciation Night!. Want more information or to attend the next meeting? Email the CCMN group (ccmn@mobiusmentors.org).

Mentoring Connector: MENTOR recently launched 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 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.”

NMRC: The National Mentoring Resource Center (NMRC) is a collaboration with MENTOR and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)The NMRC is a resource for no-cost, specialized, local program assistance. The program assistance you apply for will be provided by local, experienced mentoring coordinators and experts in the field. Mobius is the Vermont technical assistance provider for the NMRC. Mentoring programs can apply here.
 
RV 6.0: Reward Volunteers 6.0 is a web-based initiative, headed by Cabot Creamery Cooperative that rewards volunteers and their organizations for the time they spend giving back to their communities. We continue to encourage Vermont mentoring programs that use the Vermont Mentoring Database to have their mentors log their volunteer hours through the database. Volunteer mentors who log their hours through the database will automatically be entered into the Reward Volunteers system. Use and follow #RewardVolunteers to be a part of the conversation.
 
MMDC: The Mobius Mentor Discount Card (MMDC) is an initiative that allows mentors to take their mentees to restaurants, theaters, museums, pools, and a variety of other fun places at a discounted price. Enjoy unique discounts from more than 100 participating local businesses and state parks all across the state by bringing the card during mentoring hours.

Get Active: Starting in the summer of 2015, Mobius and the Vermont Department of Health are partnering in an effort to provide resources and guidance for mentoring organizations and mentors across the state to incorporate some form of physical activity into their programming. Program staff and mentors, find out how you can help encourage mentees to live an active, healthy lifestyle by viewing the Getting Active and Making a Difference guidebook.

PCAV: Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAV) is now offering free trainings to  support providers, staff, and parents in preventing sexual abuse from occurring. For more information, contact PCAV here or at (802) 229-5724.

Mentor PSA: What if the people who were there for you during those carefully considered, critical decision-making moments weren’t? 1 in 3 youth in Vermont could benefit from a trusted adult to turn to in real life moments where a little guidance can make all the difference. Spread the message with us by posting to social media sites, including it in your newsletters, and by passing it along to new viewers.
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About Mobius:
Mobius is supported by the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children, the A.D. Henderson Foundation, and the Vermont Department for Children and Families. Mentoring programs throughout the state are helping to lead the statewide movement through their involvement on the Program Leadership Council and our Board of Directors. Nationally, we are an affiliate of MENTOR, the National Mentoring Partnership.