Monthly Archives: April 2010

Check Out Upcoming Trainings at the Mentoring Partnership of SW PA!

Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Upcoming Trainings for Mentors

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Mentoring 101: What Every Mentor Should Know 9:30am-Noon

Mentoring 205: Cultural Diversity 10:00am-Noon

Mentoring 206: Values Clarification 10:00am-Noon

Mentoring 202: Maintaining & Establishing Boundaries 12:30pm-2:30pm

Mentoring 207: Stress in Adolescence 12:30pm-2:30pm

Wednesday, May 19, 2010  

Mentoring 102 Expanded (expanded component – Communication) 5:00pm-8:30pm

To register and view course descriptions visit: Trainings for Mentors 

April Showers Bring Financial Literacy Month!

In 2003, The United States Congress officially recognized April as Financial Literacy Month in order to promote healthy financial practices and habits. The need for efficient  financial education is more dire than ever and Smart Futures is proud to be a part of the community supplying the resources.

Smart Futures has partnered with Wells Fargo to develop Financial Literacy 101: an online financial literacy resource built around the award-winning Hands On Banking® program. Hands on Banking® provides best-in-class, online learning content while Smart Futures provides pre- and post-assessments and a student tracking system allowing educators to monitor and document student progress. The program age-appropriately tests and enhances student knowledge on a variety of financial literacy topics through three different modules targeted to young adults (grades 9-12), teens (grades 6-8), and kids (grades 4-5).

Financial Literacy 101 is free to all Pennsylvanian schools and community-based organizations (CBO’s) through a grant from the Heinz Endowments. Along with Financial Literacy 101, two other fun and educational financial literacy resources are available as well. NFL Financial Football allows students score touchdowns based on their financial knowledge and Disney’s Hot Shot Business teaches younger kids about entrepreneurialism.  

For more information about Financial Literacy 101 go to: www.smartfutures.org

For more information on Financial Literacy Month go to: www.financialliteracymonth.com 

 

2010 Youth Career Fair

On Thursday April 22, 2010, YouthLINK, PA Career Link, Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center, YouthWorks, and urban Youth Action will join forces to sponsor the fourth Youth Career Fair at the Omni William Penn Hotel from 1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. High school juniors and senior, freshman and sophomore college students, and other entry-level workers are encouraged to attend.

Youth will have the opportunity to meet hiring employers, post-secondary institutions, and experts from the workforce development sector. Each youth attendee will receive a career fair bag filled with gifts and have the chance to win door prizes!

We will be happy to answer any questions you might have and assist you in any way possible 412-390-2441.

Tiffanee C. Heywood
Career Resource Supervisor,
Goodwill of Southwestern Pennylvania
Robert Foltz Building
2600 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2102
Phone: 412-390-2102
tiffanee.heywood@goodwillswpa.org