(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.
The events are a collaborative effort between student organizations, student led-groups, and campus departments.Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
UTSA is a designated early voting site for the May 4 Joint, General and Special Election. Any registered Bexar County voter can skip the lines and cast a ballot at UTSA from Monday, April 22 to Tuesday, April 30.H-E-B Student Union (HSU 1.002), Main Campus
In this UTSA 50th anniversary speaker series, Roger Enriquez, UTSA associate professor of criminal justice, explores how immigration past and present helps us understand its future.Casa Hernán, 411 Cevallos St., San Antonio
Discussion will explore the new Master of Arts in Global Affairs offered through the Department of Political Science and Geography at UTSA. Guest speakers will include representatives from local and federal government, military, and civil society.H-E-B Student Union Travis Room (HSU 2.202), Main Campus
An evening of fine food and drink inspired by UTSA’s renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection. Proceeds from the event will support UTSA’s Mexican Cookbook Collection.Hotel Emma, 136 E Grayson St., San Antonio
Grab a friend and sign up to bowl with fellow Roadrunners and raise money for scholarships.University Bowl, 12332 I-10 #10, San Antonio
The UTSA Department of Art and Art History present the work of emerging artists who are graduating from UTSA. Work ranges from traditional methods and materials, interdisciplinary and new media. Themes range from social and cultural critique to investigations that are challenging and exquisite explorations in creative form and image.Arts Building, Main Art Gallery (ART 2.03.04), Main Campus
UTSA's first spring Commencement ceremony begins at 10 a.m., May 18 and honors graduates from the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and University College.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., San Antonio
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