Mobius expands into statewide mentoring partnership

Ginny Roberts, coordinator for the Connecting Youth mentoring program at Hinesburg Community School

Ginny Roberts, coordinator for the Connecting Youth mentoring program at Hinesburg Community School

Mobius is proud to announce its expansion from a regional mentoring agency into Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership.  Moving forward, Mobius will provide technical support, advocacy, and funding for youth mentoring programs throughout the state of Vermont.

Since 2003, Mobius has served mentoring programs in Chittenden County as a regional mentoring umbrella organization.  Mobius’ statewide expansion is a collaborative effort with mentoring programs and funders to provide mentoring services to all areas of the state, and to form a unified voice for the mentoring cause.

“We look forward to working with mentoring professionals throughout the state to strengthen their programs and ensure that more youth throughout Vermont have the opportunity to have mentors,” said Chad Butt, executive director of Mobius.

The structure of the organization includes a new Program Leadership Council, composed of elected representatives from mentoring programs across the state, who will advise the organization on mentoring initiatives.  Four members of this council will also act as members of Mobius’ Board of Directors.

Ginny Roberts, coordinator for the Connecting Youth mentoring program at Hinesburg Community School for the past eight years, was elected as an inaugural member of the Program Leadership Council. “By including those of us who work on the ground to maintain quality mentoring relationships in the Program Leadership Council, Mobius will be working collaboratively with programs throughout the state to support our work and to push the quality of mentoring forward,” said Roberts.

In its new role as the state mentoring partnership, Mobius will provide technical support for programs and volunteers by maintaining a statewide program directory on its website, and a mentoring database that will allow programs to manage their program data, and track outcomes for the youth that they serve.  Mobius will also be leading ongoing efforts to raise public awareness of mentoring throughout the state.

For more information about Mobius and its mentoring initiatives throughout the state, please visit mobiusmentors.org.

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