2013 National Mentoring Summit
We hit the road with several local mentoring programs to attend this year's National Mentoring Summit in Washington, D.C. We sharpened our pencils and took plenty of notes on all the great info shared from individuals and organizations across the country. Check out this recap for some highlights and key learnings!
Steeler Mentoring Story Featured on WTAE
WTAE anchor Sally Wiggin did a great segment on mentoring and TMP's Steeler mentoring stories. Watch it now to see how safety Will Allen pays it forward through his own mentoring program.
New Promise Coaches Mentoring Initiative Helps More Students Be "Promise Ready"
Led by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's servePGH initiative, with support from The Mentoring Partnership, the United Way of Allegheny County, the Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), the Pittsburgh Promise, and the Mayor’s Office of Youth Policy, the Promise Coaches Initiative aims to increase the number of "Promise Ready" students and post-secondary graduates by equipping adults with the skills to mentor young people. Funded by a $100,000 grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation, the program kicked off this month and workshops are now being held throughout the City. Click here to learn more.
Pittsburgh Steelers Celebrate Mentoring
TMP partnered with the Pittsburgh Steelers to talk with players about how mentoring has impacted their lives. Check out their inspiring stories to learn more about who helped them get to where they are today and how they're paying it forward now.
TMP Teams Up with Comcast Newsmakers to Highlight NMM
January is National Mentoring Month! To celebrate, Kristan Allen, TMP Director of Marketing and Communications, visited with Tonia Caruso at Comcast Newsmakers. Check out the full interview here!
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Mentoring in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems
As youth mentoring has grown in popularity over the past two decades, the field has consistently faced a dilemma: wanting to expand mentoring into new service areas and bring support to increasingly highrisk youth, while potentially struggling to find sufficient resources and relevant research to guide this expansion. To read the article, click here.
New Report: Mentoring Cited as Key Strategy in Supporting Disconnected Youth
A recent report by the White House Council for Disconnected Youth identifies mentoring as one of the key recommendations to help disconnected youth get on a path to education, employment and economic prosperity. Read the full report here.
TMP Featured on L.O.C.K.down Radio
Kristan Allen, TMP Director of Marketing and Communications, joined the United Way of Allegheny County and Amachi Pittsburgh on L.O.C.K.down Radio to talk about the importance of mentoring. Check out the full interview here to learn more about local mentoring programs and how you can get involved! Click here to listen!
Mayor Ravenstahl Expands Mentoring Initiative to Include Elementary Students
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl announced a new opportunity for City employees to mentor early elementary school students through the Mayor’s Mentoring Initiative, one of his seven servePGH initiatives that engages residents in addressing City challenges. Ravenstahl signed an executive order that expanded the initiative to include a partnership with Everybody Wins!, an elementary literacy mentoring program managed locally by Reading is Fundamental Pittsburgh.
The partnership with Everybody Wins! will give City employees the opportunity to spend their lunch hour reading to first through third grade Pittsburgh Public School students. This program joins the successful partnership with the United Way of Allegheny County’s Be a 6th Grade Mentor, launched in March 2011, through which the Mayor and more than 50 City employees have mentored local middle school students each week of the 2011-2012 school year.