Issue No. 120
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|* June 7 Tutor/Mentor Conference in Chicago
*What's Your Plan for the 2013-14 School Year?
* Use data to make case for funding of tutor/mentor programs in your area
* Start planning for August/September 2013 Back To School Volunteer Recruitment
* President's Message - Connecting Networks
|Thank you to all who attended June 7th Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference in Chicago.|
|Data and Maps show Youth in Poverty, Age 6 - 17 in Chicago Community Areas|
Using data provided by the Social IMPACT Research Center at the Heartland Alliance, and the Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locator's Interactive map, a set of maps have been created showing Chicago community areas and the number of high poverty youth, age 6-17 who live in each community area.
If a neighborhood like Austin, has 6356 youth in poverty, which is 34.8% of the total youth age 6-17 in the neighborhood, can a case be made to donors that any well-organized tutor/mentor program in the area should be funded consistently from year-to-year? Can a case be made that even more programs are needed in this area than what are now available?
Maps for all community areas of Chicago were shown
and discussed during the noon session of the June 7 Tutor/Mentor
Leadership and Networking Conference in Chicago.
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|Mobilize Support for August 2013 Back to School Volunteer Recruitment|
In 44 Chicago community areas more than 1,000 youth between age 6 and 17 live in high poverty. In each of these neighborhoods volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs operating in non-school hours could be helping youth focus on strategies needed to succeed in school and move more successfully toward jobs and careers out of poverty.
youth organization that offers tutoring and/or mentoring needs the same resources to operate and constantly
get better at what they do.
As we finish one school year, we need to be planning volunteer and
youth-recruitment strategies for the coming school year. While
workshops at each Tutor/Mentor Conference show ways to recruit
volunteers and better communicate the needs of your program, what can we
do to encourage teams of volunteers in business, faith groups, colleges,
media, sports and entertainment to use their own communications to draw
volunteers and donors to tutor/mentor programs throughout the city and
At these times each year, non profits, intermediaries, business and media could be focusing their messages on why and where tutor/mentor programs are needed. If links in these messages point to these search tools, everyone will have more resources to help them locate volunteer-based tutoring and/or mentoring programs in Chicago and other communities.
* MENTOR resources
and referral service -
In the Chicago region, use the Map-Based Tutor/Mentor Program Locator and Links library to help locate programs in specific zip codes. Our aim is to help programs grow and thrive in all parts of the region where they are needed.
|While 100 people attended the June 7 Tutor/Mentor Conference, thousands more can connect with these ideas on the Internet.|
by Daniel F. Bassill
This graphic shows intermediary organizations in Chicago and Illinois who focus on the well-being of youth. I want to help them connect more frequently with each other.
Images created by Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC
See this image at http://tinyurl.com/ChicagoYouthNetworks
I focused on this image in last month's newsletter. I'm repeating it again because until the different intermediaries in Chicago build strategies that point to maps showing where youth tutor/mentor programs are needed, and database/directories showing what programs operate in what neighborhoods, we'll never have enough advertising frequency and reach needed to draw needed operating and innovation resources to all of the programs needed in different neighborhoods.
Every time I host a Tutor/Mentor Conference I invite representatives of these organizations to participate and use the conference space to further their own agendas. The next conference is June 7. If you're reading this I hope you'll help extend this invitation so more will participate. Look at this conference attendee list. If people from the organizations shown on the chart above are not on the list, reach out and see if you can persuade them to attend.
If that can be duplicated in every industry, every tutor/mentor program would have multiple sources of volunteer and donors support, enriching the lives of the youth they serve, and stabilizing the financial ability of the organization.
If company teams form to study ways they could get involved, these are some resources they might begin to use to support their research and planning.
CEOs for Cities.
Workplace Giving -
Points of Light Corporate Institute - http://www.pointsoflight.org/corporate-institute
Leadership Strategies - Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC - http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/leadership-strategies
Are you already having
this conversation? Where? If you post in spaces I host you can
attract the people in my network to your space. I can do the same. Share
your ideas with me on Twitter @tutormentorteam or on Facebook at
Thank you! You read to the bottom of the page. If you do this every month you are truly dedicated. I'd like to hear from you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or join one of the forums I've pointed to.
luck to everyone as they launch a new school year of tutoring and
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