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UTSA hosts Texas Mentoring Summit Jan. 21-22 to celebrate National Mentoring Month

Outstanding Texas Mentors will be recognized at the fourth annual statewide Texas Mentoring Summit, “Mentoring: A Pipeline to and through College,” scheduled on Thursday, January 21 and Friday, January 22, 2016 at the El Tropicano Hotel in San Antonio. The summit and luncheon are part of a National Mentoring Month campaign that includes activities across the country and a presidential proclamation.

The Texas Mentoring Partnership, a program of the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives, is hosting the event. It will include presentations on mentoring programs that help K-12 students to succeed in high school and college and an awards luncheon recognizing outstanding mentors in Texas.

Award categories include:

Outstanding Adult Mentor
Outstanding High School Student Mentor
Outstanding Advocate for Mentoring
Outstanding Corporate/Business Mentoring Program
Outstanding Mentoring Program

The summit also will feature a panel of respected mentoring researchers such as:

Samuel McQuillin, assistant professor of school psychology, University of Houston
Michael J. Karcher, professor, UTSA College of Education and Human Development
Rebecca Stelter, research scientist at IRT, North Carolina State University
Richard J. Reddick, associate professor, UT-Austin College of Education and assistant VP for Research and Policy with the UT-Austin Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
Gloria Crisp, associate professor in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development

National Mentoring Month aims to mobilize community volunteers to mentor young people and to increase knowledge about how mentoring can greatly enhance a young person’s prospects for leading a healthy and productive life.

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Award nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. CT on December 4, 2015. Visit https://giving.utsa.edu/mentorawardnomination2016 for eligibility and other details.

To register for the summit, visit http://www.utsa.edu/mentoring/summit2016/index.html.

For information about sponsoring the summit or awards luncheon, visit the San Antonio Mentoring Forum website or contact Belinda Harmon at 210-458-2769.

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