August 2017

Dear Mentoring Advocates and Organizations, 

The Texas Mentoring Partnership is pleased to bring you our statewide newsletter. This newsletter serves as a way to highlight Texas mentoring programs as well as mentoring news and research from across the country that you may be interested in. Please send us your stories and photos and share this information with other mentoring advocates. Let us know what ideas you have for future topics.

As we get ready to head back to school, let us also renew our commitment to mentoring in our community. As Ghandi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world". 

Belinda Saldana Harmon
Texas Mentoring Partnership Lead
Back to School Means
Back to Mentoring in Texas

San Antonio Mentoring Partnership Hosts Fall Mentoring Kickoff Breakfast at Whataburger University

The San Antonio Mentoring Partnership will host a fall mentoring kickoff breakfast courtesy of Whataburger University on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 from
7:30 a.m. -9:00 a.m. 
Gospel Village Event Recruits East Texas
Faith-Based Mentors on September 5th

The Mentoring Alliance with host Come Discover Gospel Village: Learn the history, mission and vision of Gospel Village and the role you can play...
Applications Now Open for 2018 National Summit
Fellowship Program 

Applications are open for the 2018 Summit Fellowship Program, a professional development and scholarship program for mentoring practitioners who are making a deep impact in the field, but are unable to attend the National Mentoring Summit due to financial barriers. We hope you will share this widely with your networks. 
MWM-TX Nominations for Outstanding Mentors Due September 30th

Million Women Mentors Texas (MWM-TX) announces the 2017 MWM Stand Up for STEM Awards to recognize and elevate the work of incredible mentors, companies and organizations within Texas. Now is the time to identify those who deserve this distinguished honor. 
Austin SW Keys Program Creates Mi Hermana's Keeper Toolkit to Help Serve Latina Youth

Southwest Keys program is proud to announce a new resource for serving Latina Youth in prevention programs. 
Register Your Mentoring Organization on the Mentoring Connector
Listing your program in the Mentoring Connector helps you recruit more youth mentors and greatly increases visibility for your organization. Thousands of prospective volunteers visit and our many partner sites each month to connect with mentoring opportunities in their own communities.
National ACE Mentor Program is available In
Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston
The ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc. (ACE) helps mentor high school  students and ins pires them to pursue careers in design and construction.
It’s now the construction industry's fastest-growing high school mentoring program, reaching over 8,000 students annually.
RISE Mentor Program Begins Fall Training in Pearland ISD
The Reach, Inspire, Support, Empower (RISE) mentoring program is kicking of the school year with mentoring training. This training is designed for new Pearland ISD mentors. Attend this 2-hour session and learn the basics of mentoring -- do's and don'ts, effective communication, and insights about the needs of our students.
SAVE THE DATE - The Texas Mentoring Summit will be held January 11-12, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. A Call for Proposals and Call for Nominations for Outstanding Mentors is coming soon!