October 2019
  • Mentoring programs: request your two free tickets to the Magic of Mentoring!
  • Check out the latest resources from MENTOR.
  • The countdown is on -- less than a month until the Magic!  Get your tickets today so you don't miss out on celebration of the year.
Upcoming Opportunities

Upcoming LENS Meeting: Google Digital Coach
Next month, TMP will be bringing in a Google Digital Coach to help mentoring programs improve their web presence. During this session, programs will receive guidance on how to best use Google to help meet their overall programmatic needs (i.e. video marketing, reaching donors, recruiting volunteers, and MORE!  Stay tuned for more information.

Introduction to TMP Services and Elements of Effective Practice
Wednesday, October 16th, 2-4 p.m.
This informational session is intended to introduce mentoring programs to the technical assistance, training and networking services provided by The Mentoring Partnership. The foundation of our services is based on the six Elements of Effective Practice, a collection of research-informed practices for youth mentoring programs, and you will learn those elements as part of this session. Attending this training is also the first step in the Quality Coaching process. Click here to register.
Mentoring 101 
Saturday, October 12th, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at One Hope Square
Have new mentors volunteering with your program? Make sure your mentor volunteers are informed of best practices and are equipped with the skills needed to begin a successful, high quality mentoring relationship by encouraging their participation in a Mentoring 101 Training. Click here to register.
Calling all mentoring programs!  It's not too late to request your two free tickets to the Magic of Mentoring event on October 29th.  Click here and fill out the brief form.  We'll be in touch once we receive your info.  Join us for an evening of fun, networking and delicious food and drinks as we recognize all the amazing mentoring happening in our community!

MENTOR recently released several new resources.  We're planning to host a network meeting in the near future to dive deeper into these and offer recommendations for practitioners...but in the meantime, take a look! 

Register Now for the 2020 National Mentoring Summit 
Registration is now open! This year's Summit will feature over 95 workshops that will explore the annual theme " Building Relationships, Advancing the Movement."  Click here for details. 

The countdown is on for the Magic of Mentoring on October 29th!  Have you purchased your tickets yet?  We'll be at Heinz Field's West Club Lounge to celebrate local mentoring programs and recognize our amazing honorees:

2019 Thieman Award Honoree: Gregg S. Behr, Executive Director of The Grable Foundation

Inaugural Ambassador Daniel M. Rooney Champion of Mentoring Award Honoree: Bob Nelkin, Retired President and CEO of United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Join us for this wonderful evening and help us celebrate the true magic mentoring creates in our community and beyond!
The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA 
One Hope Square, 1901 Centre Avenue, Suite 205 Pittsburgh, PA 15219