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MEET OUR NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH BILLBOARD STARS

Dec 20, 2016

January is National Mentoring Month and you may have noticed that we're celebrating with some pretty exciting billboards all over town featuring some great local mentoring programs.  Take a look below to learn more about these programs and the amazing work they're doing in our community! Amachi Pittsburgh Amachi Pittsburgh...

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LENS PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE SERIES: PARENT-FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

Nov 29, 2016

Parent-Family Engagement: Welcome, Honor, and Connect By: Meredith Bapir, Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistant, The Mentoring Partnership Because parents are a primary gatekeeper to the child, familial support of the mentoring relationship is critical to ensure matching success and effective, sustained relationships. Here at TMP,...

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MOVING FORWARD AFTER A DIVISIVE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Nov 15, 2016

Like many of you, we have seen the impact this year's divisive presidential campaign has had on youth in our community.  We know the election has raised many questions and concerns...not just for youth, but also for the adults who support them. We wanted to take a minute to remind you that we're proud to be your partner in...

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KEVIN DURANT AND THE MY BROTHER'S KEEPER SUCCESS MENTORS INITIATIVE

Oct 27, 2016

There are 46 million young people ages 8-18 in our country and 16 million of them are growing up without a mentor.  That’s one out of every three young people who, outside of their family at home, don’t have a trusted adult in their lives who they believe they can turn to for advice and guidance.  Check out this video...

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REMAKE LEARNING DAYS IS BACK OCTOBER 13TH AND 14TH!

Oct 11, 2016

On Thursday, October 13th, President Obama will host the White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh to explore the future of innovation here and around the world. To celebrate the President’s historic visit to Pittsburgh and to help celebrate its ten-year milestone, the Remake Learning Network is announcing the return of Remake...

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IN MEMORIAM: TMP BOARD MEMBER PAM PETERS

Sep 29, 2016

Sadly, and with great admiration and appreciation, we remember Pam Peters, a TMP Board Member and steadfast advocate for mentoring whose impact was felt not just through her work with our organization, but through her support of many causes throughout the region.  Pam founded MarketSpace Communications in 2005 and served as President and...

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JOIN OUR TEAM: DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS

Sep 27, 2016

TMP is looking to hire a Director of Programs!  Click here to view the full job description and to apply.

SEPTEMBER IS ATTENDANCE AWARENESS MONTH!

Aug 25, 2016

September is Attendance Awareness Month (AAM) Campaign —an opportunity to rally your community, advocates, policymakers, volunteers, funders and supporters around the importance of attendance and its role in academic achievement! To strengthen this opportunity, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership has worked with the campaign...

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ADVANCING MENTORING: TMP'S ANNUAL REPORT

Aug 9, 2016

2015 was a great year!  We're excited to share our annual report that includes highlights like Everyday Mentoring, the state of mentoring in our region and a recap of our 20th anniversary and Magic of Mentoring.  Click here to read the full report.

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TMP RECEIVES HEINZ ENDOWMENTS GRANT TO INCREASE MENTORING PROGRAM CAPACITY

Jul 28, 2016

The Mentoring Partnership (TMP) is excited to announce it is the recipient of an $80,000 grant from The Heinz Endowments to increase the capacity of mentoring programs to meet the needs of youth in Southwestern PA.  The grant, which will be awarded over two years, will support TMP in its work to bring high-quality mentoring to all kids in...

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EVERYDAY MENTORING FEATURED ON KIDSBURGH

Jul 5, 2016

Check out Everyday Mentoring on Kidsburgh!  They shared more about how everyone can get involved with Everyday Mentoring by signing up for our weekly tip e-mails.  Click here to read the full story.  And don't forget to sign up to receive our weekly Everyday Mentoring tips!

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SUPPORT REMAKE LEARNING DAYS THROUGH TMP TRAININGS

Mar 22, 2016

Remake Learning Days are happening May 9-15, 2016.  TMP is excited to support this amazing initiative by offering training for your staff and adult volunteers in two different ways: Schedule a Training at Your Facility to Prepare for Remake Learning Days Prepare for all the youth who will be descending upon your programs during Remake...

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YOUTH SPORTS COACHES MENTOR ON AND OFF THE FIELD

Apr 19, 2016

TMP partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance to host a youth coaching workshop earlier this month.  Read more about it in this great story from NEXTpittsburgh!

REMEMBERING BILL CAMPBELL, A CHAMPION OF MENTORING

Apr 19, 2016

We're paying tribute to Bill Campbell, a fierce advocate for mentoring whose impact was felt across the globe.  Mr. Campbell made mentoring a part of his personal and professional life and was always looking to lift others up.  Through his Campbell Educational and Community Foundation, he brought quality mentoring to thousands of...

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TWITTER CONTEST: WIN TWO TICKETS TO UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

Apr 5, 2016

TMP is teaming up with The D.G. Horgan Group to offer free scholarships to two upcoming professional development opportunities.  The D.G. Horgan Group drives impact through effective leadership and organizational development.  They’re hosting two unique workshops for nonprofits in Pittsburgh and we’ve got free tickets to...

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TMP TEAMS UP WITH THE FRED ROGERS CO. ON PEG+CAT EVERYDAY MENTORING TOOLKIT

Jan 25, 2016

TMP partnered with The Fred Rogers Co. to develop an Everyday Mentoring toolkit using the hit children's TV show Peg+Cat as inspiration.  See Everyday Mentoring in action within the popular series and learn more about how you can be more mentor-like in your interactions with kids in your life.  Click here to download the free...

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STEELER WILL ALLEN: "REMEMBER TO GIVE BACK. REMEMBER TO MENTOR."

Jan 25, 2016

Pittsburgh Steeler Will Allen shares his thoughts on the importance of mentoring and one very special person who made an impact on his life.  Click here to watch the video!

FOR PROGRAMS: ENGAGING FAMILIES IN MENTORING PROGRAMS

Dec 30, 2015

Many programs find it challenging to work alongside parents of mentored children as allies. Too often it stems from our own preconceptions and exclusionary practices. Learn from local leaders at the POISE Foundation and Amachi Pittsburgh as we discuss the ways in which program can look at bringing families into the mentoring relationship in...

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STEELER MIKE MITCHELL SOUNDS OFF ON HIS MENTORS

Jan 19, 2016

"If it wasn't for them keeping me on the right path...and giving me that moral support, I know I wouldn't have made it to where I am today."  Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Mitchell celebrated National Mentoring Month by sharing more about some of his most important mentors.  Check out the video here!

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PITTSBURGH RECEIVES LOCAL GRANT AND FEDERAL FUNDING TO TRAIN CROSSING GUARDS

Jan 14, 2016

This month, more than one hundred crossing guards and community resource officers throughout Pittsburgh will complete TMP's Everyday Mentoring training. Everyday Mentoring empowers adults who regularly interact with young people to make an even bigger impact. Throughout January, which is National Mentoring Month, TMP will conduct five...

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FOR PROGRAMS: BRING, BRAG AND BORROW

Nov 24, 2015

Back by popular demand, TMP is giving you the gift of networking this holiday season!  The spirit of giving and socializing is alive and well at TMP.  And for this month's MLN, we're asking you to give to  -- mix it up with -- one another. We all have program enhancements, activities or practices we are particularly...

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MENTORING STORYTELLING TOOLKIT

Dec 3, 2015

Download TMP's new Storytelling Toolkit to help us share the story of mentoring.  It includes facts, stats and sample social media posts so you can join the conversation around mentoring in the 'Burgh!

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FUEL THE FUTURE OF MENTORING WITH OUR SEED LEGACY FUND

Oct 20, 2015

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, TMP announced the creation of the Seed Legacy Fund.  This fund is vital to our ability to sustain quality programming, to explore new initiatives to grow mentoring and to ensure that all children have access to a quality mentor.  Donate now to seed the future of mentoring!

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PITTSBURGH KEEPERS OF THE COMMUNITY

Aug 26, 2015

Join an emerging coalition focused on recruiting black men as mentors - and connecting black young men and boys to mentoring programs!  The Mayor's Office's My Brother's Keep Campaign, the BMe Initiative and TMP have banded together to spearhead The Pittsburgh Keepers of the Community campaign. Join us for our monthly Meet...

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THANK YOU, ELSIE HILLMAN

Aug 4, 2015

Elsie Hillman dedicated her life to helping others.  She was a selfless person who recognized the importance of giving back and who knew how to turn ideas into positive action and change.  She made such a big impact on The Mentoring Partnership and other organizations in Pittsburgh and beyond.  She will be greatly missed, but we...

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TMP CELEBRATES 20 YEARS WITH CAKE AT THE COURTHOUSE

Jun 11, 2015

TMP is turning 20 this month and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor Bill Peduto were on hand to help us celebrate with Cake at the Courthouse.  June was proclaimed as "The Mentoring Partnership Month" and attendees enjoyed cupcakes as we recognized 20 years of amazing mentoring in Southwestern...

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TMP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR COLLEEN FEDOR TO BE HONORED WITH 2015 THIEMAN AWARD

Apr 30, 2015

Fedor to be Recognized by TMP Board of Directors and Founding Co-Chairmen Ambassador Daniel M. Rooney and George L. Miles, Jr. In conjunction with its 20th anniversary year, The Mentoring Partnership (TMP) is recognizing its founders and the key community leaders who have helped to shape the organization.  But as we convened our honorees...

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CHIP BURKE HONORED WITH MENTORING AWARD AT LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Feb 3, 2015

On January 28, 2015, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) convened leaders in expanding quality youth mentoring at the Library of Congress to kick off the fifth-annual National Mentoring Summit. During this special reception, MENTOR honored champions of mentoring with the annual presentation of the national Excellence in Mentoring...

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STEELER IKE TAYLOR ON HIS MENTOR: "HIS DOOR'S ALWAYS OPEN."

Jan 27, 2015

Pittsburgh Steeler Ike Taylor celebrated National Mentoring Month by talking about one of his most important mentors.  Watch the full story here.

STEELER ARTHUR MOATS ON HIS MENTORS: "THEY HELP ME PERSEVERE AND KEEP A POSITIVE MINDSET."

Jan 20, 2015

Pittsburgh Steeler Arthur Moats celebrated National Mentoring Month by sounding off on some of the important people in his life.  Watch the full video here.

HEATH MILLER ON HIS MENTORS: "THEY HELPED ME GET TO WHERE I AM TODAY."

Jan 13, 2015

Pittsburgh Steeler Heath Miller celebrates National Mentoring Month by sounding off on some of the mentors who have impacted his life.  Watch the full video here!

QUALITY COACHING UNSCRIPTED

Dec 11, 2014

TMP offers a Quality Coaching program to help mentoring organizations be the best they can be. We sat down with some of the organizations that have completed our QC process to get their candid, unscripted thoughts about their experience.  Watch this amazing and heartwarming video here!

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STEELERS SPOTLIGHT ON MENTORING CHAMP WILL ALLEN

Nov 6, 2014

Check out this community spotlight by the Pittsburgh Steelers on mentoring champion Will Allen and the amazing work he does off the field.  Read the full story.

TMP RECEIVES RAFFLE GRANT FROM THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS FOUNDATION

Jul 15, 2014

TMP is the recipient of a 50/50 raffle grant from the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation!  Learn more about this exciting grant.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES: BE A MOUNT RUSHMORE. BE A MENTOR.

May 1, 2014

TMP has teamed up with the Pittsburgh Pirates to celebrate mentoring.  In addition to hosting Mentoring Days at PNC Park on May 5th and 6th, we also talked with Manager Clint Hurdle and Pirate players about the impact of mentoring.  Check out their thoughts here.

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FUTURE FOCUS WITH WILL ALLEN HELPS PREPARE STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR GOALS

Apr 28, 2014

TMP hosted its Future Focus: Take Your Mentee to Career Day to give mentees tools and knowledge to help them prepare now for their future aspirations.  Workshops and interactive activities helped students learn more about different careers and how they can begin to work toward their goals today.  Pittsburgh Steeler Will Allen shared...

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TROY POLAMALU ON HIS MENTORS: "I'M FOREVER THANKFUL FOR THEM."

Feb 4, 2014

Troy Polamalu has several mentors who helped to shape the way he views sports and life.  Watch his story to learn more about how mentoring has impacted him.

STEELER BRUCE GRADKOWSKI: "MENTORING NEVER STOPS"

Jan 21, 2014

We teamed up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to celebrate National Mentoring Month.  Watch Steeler Bruce Gradkowski's story to learn more about how mentoring has impacted his life, both personally and professionally.

STEELER JERRICHO COTCHERY CELEBRATES NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH

Jan 14, 2014

We're in our fourth year of partnering with the Pittsburgh Steelers to celebrate National Mentoring Month.  We talked with wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery to learn more about how mentoring has impacted his life.  Watch his story to learn more about two very special people in his life.

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NEW REPORT: YOUNG PEOPLE LINK MENTORING TO SIGNIFICANT LIFE OUTCOMES

Jan 13, 2014

A new report, informed by the first-ever nationally representative survey of young people on the topic of mentoring, confirmed there is a powerful mentoring effect demonstrated by the experiences of youth.  Click here to learn more.

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MENTORING IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE AND CHILD WELFARE SYSTEMS

Sep 25, 2013

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. Read the full article...

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NEW REPORT: MENTORING CITED AS KEY STRATEGY IN SUPPORTING DISCONNECTED YOUTH

Sep 25, 2013

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.

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STEELER MENTORING STORY FEATURED ON WTAE

Sep 24, 2013

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.

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NEW PROMISE COACHES MENTORING INITIATIVE HELPS MORE STUDENTS BE "PROMISE READY"

Sep 24, 2013

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...

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS CELEBRATE MENTORING

Sep 24, 2013

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

Sep 25, 2013

January is National Mentoring Month (NMM)! To celebrate, Kristan Allen, TMP Director of Marketing and Communications, visited with Tonia Caruso at Comcast Newsmakers. Check out the full interview here!