Bunny yoga is a thing that exists. Yes, yoga with rabbits. And not too long ago, a Connecting Youth mentor and mentee pair from Champlain Valley Union High School got to experience some lapin Zen together. Now in its fourth year, the CY-CVU mentoring program is connecting students and community members in new ways, fostering a relationship that reaches much further than the school walls. The program is in need of adults who are willing to spend time with a high school student on terms that make sense to both the mentor and the mentee.
Chances are if you are like many of us, there was someone you met along the way growing up who made a major difference in your life. Perhaps it was your aunt, a soccer coach, a neighbor or a teacher at school. Whoever it may have been, you likely felt transformed, motivated or excited in ways that you hadn’t experienced before.
Tonight I am packing my dark-green duffle bag and my backpack with all of my favorite toys: duck and goose calls, turkey box calls, slate calls, turkey wing bone calls, turtle shell calls, crow and peacock calls, owl calls and all my late-season ice fishing gear. I will stuff the large green duffle bag with my favorite base layers and chamois shirts, my old Carhartt coveralls and my “camp pillow”—a chamois shirt stuffed with fleece vests and jackets.