Does Your Tutor/Mentor Program Include Some of These Activities?
At a site based program youth can be involved in one-on-one mentoring
provided by volunteers who work as engineers, artists, writers, computer scientists,
advertisers, musicians, bankers, journalists, etc. and who attended a wide
range of different colleges, junior colleges, and/or trade schools.
In such programs these, and other volunteers can organize learning
where they share what they do on a job, such as build web sites, or create videos,
with youth as part of on-going activities.
This map of the Chicago region is from the
Tutor/Mentor Program Locator. Each green star is a non-school tutor/mentor program.
Our goal is that more programs become available in neighborhoods without
programs and, that at a growing number of programs different types of extra
learning activities begin to be included, based on what ideas each program
can learn from other programs.
View this PDF and see how non-school youth programs could become distribution points, like retail stores, for a wide range of different forms of learning.
In future Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conferences we invite programs
to showcase extra learning activities with the goal that other programs will want
to duplicate them in their own programs.
- Financial Literacy
- Video creation
- News Literacy
- Writing, Journalism
- Performance, Dance, Music
- STEM (Science, Math, Engineering, Technology)
- Health, Nutrition
- Youth Leadership
- Service Learning
- Emergency Response
- Education of youth, volunteers and staff about new health care law benefits