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Mentor Pair Events
National Mentoring Month, January 2011
Mentor Pair Sleigh Rides at Shelburne Farms
On Saturday, January 8th, Mobius hosted a special event for Chittenden County mentor pairs at Shelburne Farms as part of its National Mentoring Month festivities. Mentors and mentees of all ages were treated to an afternoon of scenic sleigh rides around the Shelburne Farms grounds, and hot beverages inside the Welcome Center.
“My buddy Nurto and I have been meeting and having fun together for almost four years. While the Mobius sleigh ride event was just one of many great activities we’ve done together, seeing the smile on her face when she got to touch the horses was a picture worth a thousand words.”
-Monique Fox, King Street Junior Senior Buddies mentor
“Learn to Brunch” Cooking Class at City Market
On Saturday, January 15th, Mobius hosted the “Learn to Brunch” mentor pair cooking class at City Market in Burlington. Mentors and mentees of all ages learned how to cook brunch foods together using local ingredients, sampled their culinary creations, and received copies of each recipe to bring home with them.
“Aminah and I have been experiencing new activities together for 3 years. Sharing our different reactions to a variety of events and projects has enriched our relationship. Working as a group to prepare a tasty meal was also a great way for us to get to know kids and adults from other communities in Chittenden County.”
-Linda Ayer, VSAC GEAR UP mentor
Mentor Pair Bowling Party at Spare Time
On Saturday, January 29, Mobius hosted a mentor bowling party at Spare Time Colchester as the closing event of National Mentoring Month. Over 60 mentors and mentees of all ages attended the event and were treated to an afternoon of free bowling, pizza and the opportunity to meet other mentor pairs from across Chittenden County.
Mike Fife, a mentor through the King Street Center, and his mentee Brandon enjoyed the unique experience of spending time together while also getting to know mentor pairs from other parts of the community. The two have been matched for five years, and have enjoyed many memorable activities together.
“Having a mentor gives me the privilege to learn new things, and I am having fun doing things that I couldn’t have done by myself. Mike has inspired me by telling me that I can do it if I try.”
-Brandon, King Street Junior-Senior Buddies mentee
“I have enjoyed being able to provide a steady ear and friendship to Brandon. And like most relationships, the important part is that you can teach and learn from one another.”
-Mike Fife, King Street Junior-Senior Buddies mentor