“We are so thankful for the financial support that the International Titanium Association is providing us through ITP so that we can begin to mentor students throughout their time at PHS and beyond. The money that the International Titanium Association is providing will be a great catalyst to start providing mentors to students beyond just our students pursuing a Capstone. We are also grateful for the members of ITA and the Women in Titanium organization who are signing up to be mentors for ITP students at our school and globally. Thank you again to the International Titanium Association for investing in our students' future, as well as Poudre High School. We hope that as we continue down the road with ITP we can provide all students a mentor as they pursue and live into their career and academic plan throughout high school. ”
With great gratitude,
Assistant Principal, Poudre High School
Hello Past, Current, and Hopefully Future Telementors,
I wanted to take a few minutes to welcome you back to the telementor program. I am so excited to be teaching Entrepreneurship again this year, my 27th year! The class has grown tremendously and I have you, the mentors, to thank for that. Your involvement in mentoring these students has encouraged students to enroll and to build and grow possible businesses. The project will remain the same this year unless a student already has an existing business and we will adapt the guidelines to a project titled "Entrepreneurship Growing Your Business". The format is the same such a variation in the writing and research. We hope to get started the 2nd week of September with Student Applications.
I am very excited for the students to become engaged and involved in this year's Entrepreneurship project. I hope you will consider returning as a mentor and making a difference in a student's life. You have no idea the impact you have on these young adults. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or reservations.Thanks again.
Why I mentor?
“ I didn't have the opportunities students have today and I am excited to share what I've learned in my job, through my experiences and the contacts I've made through networking. I never know when I'll make a connection that creates collaboration and makes an impact on the health and well-being of our community. I see my role as a mentor to help the students find the pieces of their puzzle to lead them down a path to discovering what they're going to be and how they can contribute to a better society. Working at UCHealth has helped me discover how I can expand my reach to keep our community safe and healthy. "
Injury Prevention Coordinator/Safe Kids Larimer County Coordinator
Why I mentor?
“ I love being an ITP mentor because it gives me the chance to share my experience in life and in business with young people who may not otherwise, have the opportunity to be exposed to business professionals.
You never know how something you say or do may impact the lives of young people, but for the past 7 years my experiences in the ITP program have all been POSITIVE. The kids appreciate the support of a business professional who takes the time to show interest in their future.
I am thankful to MasterCard for really encouraging its employees to volunteer in the global community we serve. "
April D. Parrott-Shaw
“I love how much I learn as a mentor. Each new relationship gives me new insights and I value that deeply. I am truly grateful to all of the mentors and mentees who have helped me throughout my life, from my parents, to my work colleagues, to the wonderful partnerships formed through ITP. If you are on the fence about whether to sign on as a mentor with the program, I can certainly say that you will be rewarded many times for the efforts you make with students."
Thomson Reuters alumni
pictured with her favorite mentee, her son
“With Turkish family roots, I grew up in Germany. When I was 18 our family moved to Istanbul and I need to start from scratch regarding my education, repeating a grade level in Turkey as it was not recognized. I struggled and it was a complete culture shock to be there. I ended up at Reuters as a sales secretary and continued to embark on my career. Being passionately curious, I leaned into administration and landed a supervisory position, Business Admin Manager, traveled a lot and participated in global projects. I'm now the Vice President for the Organization of Women for International Trade and also lead the Business resource group of Thomson Reuters.
I love to share my experience with the next generation and provide guidance, encouragement and support. It is rewarding to see how a student becomes more comfortable in expressing themselves over the course of a project. The more we help the next generation, fully leveraging our experience, the more we can be hopeful about the future. "
Hulya Kurt, Geneva, Switzerland
Vice President for the Organization of Women for International Trade
“I have always been proud to work at Merck, but now I stand even taller thanks to Merck’s corporate sponsorship of the International Telementoring Program. From my first interaction with the program, I knew that I stumbled into something wonderful. Each student that I have mentored has enriched my life and made me a better person. The end of each assignment is always bittersweet--I am amazed at the progress the students have made but a little sad that we have to say good-bye as they become a piece of my heart during the process. If you are not sure about signing up, I have three words for you...JUST DO IT!”
Maryellen Tucci Walter
Regulatory/CMO Platform Services Lead
Merck & Co., Inc.