(Jan. 10, 2019) -- The UTSA Institute for P-20 Initiatives and the Texas Mentoring Partnership is hosting the 7th annual Texas Mentoring Summit (TMS) January 10th and 11th, 2019, at the UTSA Downtown Campus. This year’s summit theme is “Mentoring Builds Stronger
Communities One Relationship at a Time” and the keynote speaker is Roy Juarez, Jr., author of Homeless by Choice.
Juarez will share his personal story of growing up as a homeless teenager. He first became homeless at the age of 14 along with his 9-year-old sister and 2-year-old brother due to domestic violence. Juarez was able to leave the streets only to return to them as an activist after graduating from Hardin Simmons University in 2009. Juarez recently released his first published memoir, Homeless by Choice. The book is about his journey and the mentors that have made a difference in his life. The book is designed as a teaching tool for students, parents and educators to help continue to communicate Roy's message of hope and inspiration. At the Summit, he will share his personal message of hope, perseverance, forgiveness and the value of a higher education.
This year, the Texas Mentoring Summit will recognize the following for their impressive work in the field of mentoring:
Cecilia Abbott, Texas First Lady and Bill Taylor of KENS 5 San Antonio are special guests at the TMS awards luncheon.
Governor Gregg Abbott highlighted the importance of mentoring in an official proclamation signed last month, December 2018. In this proclamation, Governor Abbott encouraged people to take an active role in mentoring in the hopes to decrease delinquencies and increase the strength of our communities.
“National Mentoring Month is the perfect time to bring together mentoring champions from across the state of Texas to share best practices and recognize their impact in building stronger communities one mentoring relationship at a time.” stated Belinda Harmon, senior director of community outreach at the UTSA Institute for P-20 Initiatives.
The Institute for P-20 Initiatives at the University of Texas at San Antonio provides the required leadership necessary to enable pre-K through 20 students to develop and complete their educational goals through collaborative partnerships with K-12 and postsecondary institutions as well as those within the greater San Antonio community.
Learn more about the Texas Mentoring Summit 2019.
Learn more about the UTSA Institute for P-20 Initiatives.
In honor of UTSA's 50th Anniversary in 2019, the university is hosting Roadrunner Days Spring Edition - two weeks of semester-launching activities built around our deeply held values of student success, student involvement, community service and fun!Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
All UTSA students, faculty, staff, alums & families are invited to march as a unified community. Register here: bit.ly/2TYbHbR. Shuttles will be provided from the Main and Downtown Campuses.Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy, 3501 MLK Dr., San Antonio
UTSA's John Nix invites the community to sing "Amazing Grace" and “We Shall Overcome” at 11 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The intent of this nationwide effort is to honor Dr. King's legacy and to spread a sense of community in the United States.Locations throughout the United States
Opening Reception got exhibit featuring artists Miguel Aragon, Aaron Coleman, Sandra Fernandez, Annalise Gratovich, Marco Hernandez, Kristen Powers Nowlin, & Patricia Villalobos EcheverriaMain Art Gallery, Arts Building (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
Tracy Cowden, Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professor in Music and chair of the UTSA Department of Music launches the UTSA 50th Anniversary Scholars Speaker Series with Music as Medicine: The Power and Influence of Music on our Health.Radius Center, 106 Auditorium Cir. #120, San Antonio
UTSA African American Studies Program presents this series featuring Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University.Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus)
Join fellow Runners to walk for 10 minutes on the Main Campus. The event reminds us of the importance of exercise, diet and healthy habits in protecting our hearts.Outside the North Paseo Building, Main Campus
The annual event features authentic foods, music, dance, martial arts, shopping, games and entertainment from China, to the Indian Sub-continent, and the island nations of the Pacific. The Festival features two stages, a martial arts demonstration area, children’s hands on crafting area, anime activities, bonsai and ikebana displays, mahjong table and more.UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfair Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
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