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2017 Vermont Mentoring Symposium

Organized by Mobius and the Program Leadership Council, the 2017 Mentoring Symposium was an opportunity for mentoring program professionals throughout Vermont to come together to collaborate, share, and learn from one another. The symposium featured workshops and networking, a mentor/mentee panel facilitated by Rebecca Holcombe, Vermont Secretary of Education, a guest appearance from Congressman Peter Welch, and speeches by Katarina Lisaius from the office of Senator Bernie Sanders, Diane Derby from the office of Senator Patrick Leahy, and closing remarks by DCF Commissioner Ken Schatz.

View photos from the event here!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible:
Symposium Planning Committee members: Chris Hultquist, Nancy Jones, & Sarah Caliendo
Guest Speakers: Congressman Peter Welch, Katarina Lisaius from the office of Senator Bernie Sanders, Diane Derby from the office of Senator Patrick Leahy, Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe, and DCF Commissioner Ken Schatz.
Mentor Match Panelists: Marilu Duke & Melanie McLane (Girls/Boyz First); Karl Bissex & Jack Roya (Twinfield Together Mentoring); and Rachel McCarthy & Hayden Roy (Howard Center Community Friends).
Mentor program staff who recruited the match panel: Catherine Shahan, Pam Quinn, & Wendy Freundlich
Volunteer workshop presenters: Raymond J. Chin, Kimberley Diemond, Mary Falcon, Wendy Freundlich, Gina Graciano, & Erika Linskey
Food donations: Great Harvest Bread & Keurig Green Mountain
Space donation: The Vermont Department for Children and Families
Mobius’ key supporters: The Vermont Department for Children and Families, the A.D. Henderson Foundation, & the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children

A huge thank you to our session leaders, Joyce Cellars, Wendy Freundlich, Mary Falcon, Erika Linskey, Kimberley Diemond, Gina Graciano, Raymond J. Chin, and Diane Meyerhoff. Below, you will find materials used during some of the breakout sessions:

Getting Off on the Right Foot: Building a Successful Board
– Joyce Cellars

Grant Research & Proposal Writing
– Diane Meyerhoff

Youth Behavioral Issues / Difficult Situations with Youth
– Raymond J. Chin, PhD, MFA

Trauma Informed Mentoring
– Mary Falcon and Erika Linskey

 Chad and Welch