(April 22, 2010)--The UTSA Office of P-20 invites the community to attend a training session for the San Antonio Mentoring Forum at 9 a.m., Thursday, April 29 in the Buena Vista Street Building Assembly Room (1.338) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
The session will feature a presentation "How Mentoring Relationships Can Help Build the 40 Developmental Assets in Children" by Denise Barkhurst, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas.
The 40 developmental assets have been identified by the Search Institute, an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge and resources to promote healthy children, youth and communities. The assets, recognized as critical factors for a young person's growth and development, offer a set of benchmarks for positive child and adolescent development into adulthood. Research shows that young people need to experience support, care and love from their families, neighbors and many others. The presentation will address how mentoring can help build these assets.
The San Antonio Mentoring Forum is a UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives program and serves as an informal organization for mentoring organizations and mentoring advocates. It is a place where groups such as Communities in Schools, Big Brothers Big Sisters, school districts, faith-based organizations, businesses and other mentoring advocates come together to share mentoring information, promote mentoring awareness and foster collaboration in the mentoring community. The forum is a UTSA mentoring initiative and focuses on one-to-one mentoring for youth in Bexar County.
Join the combined UTSA Bands as they perform a program of holiday and seasonal-themed music! This program is appropriate for all ages and includes medleys and arrangements of well-known favorites. Tickets are $10; no free admission.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
State Rep. Diego Bernal presents a Q&A panel discussion with MALDEF, RAICES and DMCA Immigration Law Firm about DACA and the current state of affairs for Dreamers. Opening remarks by Congressman Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Buena Vista Building, Aula Canaria Auditorium (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
Graduates from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning, College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and the College of Public Policy will participate in the first commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
Graduates from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and University College will participate in the second commencement ceremony. President Romo will deliver the keynote address.
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