Thursday, December 20, 2012

Webinar Dec 20 Focused on Social Media To Expand National Mentoring Month Outreach

December 18, 2012: Reserve your seat for the Thursday, December 20, webinar titledMaximizing the Message: Using Social Media to Expand Your National Mentoring Month Outreach at 1 p.m. Eastern/noon Central/11 a.m. Mountain/10 a.m. Pacific.With National Mentoring Month around the corner, this webinar will give youth-serving organizations information on how to increase visibility, recruit mentors and find more supporters by customizing and effectively using existing messaging and materials with social media.

Panelists will include the Director of Marketing and Communications for The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania Kristan Allan and the Deputy Director of the Center for Social Impact Communication at Georgetown University Julie Dixon. Topics will include balancing facts with stories that bring real mentoring to life, perfecting the media pitch and using social media platforms – such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn – to grow support and gain volunteer mentors and donors.

The webinar also will include time for participants to ask questions and to share local successes, challenges and plans to make the most of National Mentoring Month 2013 via various social media outlets.
MENTOR’s Chief Program Officer Tammy Tai said, “MENTOR is excited to support the great work that members of the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series have been driving. These monthly webinars address timely topics of importance and interest to the wider field and allow mentoring programs from across the country to learn from others without geography being a barrier or challenge.

”Members of this collaborative webinar group include Education Northwest, Kansas Mentors, Friends for Youth, the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota, Oregon Mentors, the Indiana Mentoring Partnership, Mobius Mentors, Mentor Michigan, the Mass Mentoring Partnership and the Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

To reserve a seat at this week’s webinar, click here.
To register for the National Mentoring Summit January 24 and 25 in Washington, D.C., visit

Anyone registered for the Summit by the close of business Friday, December 21, will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Ereader.

For more information on quality youth mentoring, as well as MENTOR’s network of affiliatedMentoring Partnerships, go to

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

TSPN INTERVIEW: Regin Schowengerdt, Funeral Counselor

Local funeral counselor Regina Schowengerdt talks with Tom Slivick about a vigil that will be held this Friday night to honor the victims of the Sandy School shooting.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

FREE e-Waste collection for Pine Grove Elementary 6th Grade Science Camp - Sat Dec 15

Help the 6th Graders of Pine Grove Elementary raise funds for a 6th grade Science Camp trip. They need to raise $16,400.  Start collecting all your e-waste and bring to collection area (Kmart Parking lot)  on Saturday, December 15th, from 9am to 1pm.
Items accepted:
Broken/used monitors, TV's, Laptops, Printers, Stereo Equipment, Microwaves, VCR's, Printers, Copiers, Fax Machines, Scanners, Vacuum Cleaners (dust bag removed), Small household appliances like toasters, blenders, waffle makers, etc.
NON-ACCEPTED items: Large Appliances, paint, car batteries, lights, used oil and any other hazardous waste.
Call Wilma (SERVPRO) @ 209-304-2007 for more info or email:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

UC Davis Extention: Land Use and Natural Resources Courses Available

Winter Land Use and Natural Resources courses are now open for enrollment at UC Davis Extension.

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