October 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 newsletter with other mentoring advocates. Share your ideas for future topics. Finally, send us your proposals for the Texas Mentoring Summit and nominate your outstanding mentors, programs and advocates.

Belinda Saldana Harmon
Texas Mentoring Partnership Lead
The Texas Mentoring Summit
January 11-12, 2018
The 2018 Texas Mentoring Summit is January 11th & 12th in San Antonio

The UTSA Texas Mentoring Partnership  invites you to join us for the 6th Annual  Texas Mentoring Summit and Mentor Recognition Awards,  January 11 & 12, 2018  at the  University of Texas at San Antonio Downtown Campus.

UTRGV to host High School Leadership Conference in Brownsville
The Annual Leadership Conference will feature leadership activities, workshops and much more! Student leaders will be trained to serve as peer mentors at your campus to promote a college going culture!

Mercy Street Faith Based Program offers Mentoring Training in Dallas
 Mentoring (or discipling) is the foundation of what we do at Mercy Street. We match

Harvey Najim is the special guest at Nov. 2nd BBBS Speaker Series in San Antonio
Harvey Najim will give an intimate insight into the mentors who have impacted his life. Register for this free event.

Register for the National Mentoring Summit

The National Mentoring Summit is the only national convening of youth mentoring professionals, researchers, MENTOR Affiliates, philanthropic investors, and government and civic leaders aimed at collectively strengthening and expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people across the country. Watch the video.
Register for the the CORE 4 STEM Familia Day Nov. 4th at UTSA and meet Dr. Erika Camacho in San Antonio

The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with UTSA to bring you the annual STEM Familia Day event. Families and Mentors/Mentees will enjoy hands-on activities. Meet Dr. Erika Camacho, a student and mentee of algebra teacher, Jaime Escalante made famous in the movie 'Stand and Deliver". She is now a mentor and a great example of the value of mentoring in real life.

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  mentoring.org and our many partner sites each month to connect with mentoring opportunities in their own communities.
Texas Mentoring Partnership Kudos, Appreciation & Congrats
Congratulations to BBBS , celebrating 90 years of serving the Dallas community at their Big Black Tie Ball. (see side photo)
Congratulations to all the Texas programs recognized as Examples of Excelencia for using evidence based practices to accelerate Latino student success in higher education at the national level. Many of the programs use mentoring as a component of their success.
SAVE THE DATE - The Texas Mentoring Summit will be held January 11-12, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Register Today!