June 2024 Mentoring News


Training for Programs

Introduction to TMP Services & Elements of Effective Practice
Wednesday, June 19, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
This 1-hour 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. Sessions are currently being done virtually. You must be registered to attend. Registration will close 2 days before the scheduled session. Click here to register!

Training for Mentors and Mentees

Virtual Mentoring 101 Training Will Resume in August
With the busy schedules summer brings, TMP will take a break from hosting our Mentoring 101 Training in June and July. If you are interested in this training, please join us in August or reach out to Sophia Duck at sduck@mentoringpittsburgh.org to inquire about scheduling it for your group of 10 or more. 

Program Development

Your Feedback Will Help to Shape the Future of TMP's Services
TMP is thrilled to be collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University's Masters of Human-Computer Interaction program to evaluate the quality and impact of services we provide to local mentoring programs, mentors and mentees. Our CMU research team is looking to test concept designs of supportive technology for TMP's network of mentoring programs. We invite you to join our testing sessions now running through June 3. Each session lasts approximately one hour and will be conducted over Zoom. Participants will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card. If you're interested in contributing, please complete this brief survey. Our CMU team will follow up with next steps after your submission.

Get No-Cost Program Development Support with NMRC Technical Assistance 
Do you need support to get your new mentoring program up and going? Or maybe you're feeling a little stuck and need a boost with your program design and development? TMP is here to help! When you apply for no-cost technical assistance, our mentoring experts can help you determine what you need and ensure that your program aligns with research-based mentoring best practices. Get in touch with us today for support with your program design and development! For more information or to apply for no-cost technical assistance, please contact Ashley Wineland at awineland@mentoringpittsburgh.org.


May 2024 LENS Meeting Recap: SOGIE
In May, TMP hosted a LENS Meeting on SOGIE -- sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Mx. Coley Alston of Hugh Lane Wellness led a refresher of SOGIE to help programs, mentors, partners and other caring adults better support young people through the use of inclusive language. Click here for the recap. 


Community News

Pride Month 
Within the LGBTQ+ community, mentorship plays a crucial role in providing young people access to inclusive spaces where they can be themselves without fear of judgment. This Pride Month and beyond, you can join the mentoring movement to connect young people with supportive individuals and communities. Click here for more information. 

Save the Date: 2024 IMHOTEP Scholarship and Mentoring Golf Classic
Monday, August 5, 7:00 a.m.
For the past 27 years, the 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania have sponsored the IMHOTEP Mentorship and Scholarship Golf Classic to fund their Mentoring and Student Scholarship programs. These programs help prepare disadvantaged African American youth in the Greater Pittsburgh area for post-secondary education and becoming productive citizens. Proceeds from the annual golf outing are the major source of funding, providing both mentorship and scholarships for graduating high school seniors and current college students. To learn more, visit their website or contact Ron Lawrence at ronrrl2007@aol.com for questions about sponsorships and tee signs.