Issue No. 103
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|* Mentoring and the
* Innovating mentoring-based solutions
* November 4 - Tutor/Mentor Conference in Chicago
* Creating Public Attention for Mentoring, Tutoring
* President's Message - Give Thanks and Think Giving
|Every 26 seconds a youth drops out of school in America.|
Mentoring and the Dropout Crisis
The map above shows that most high dropout
schools are concentrated in bigger cities and in poverty areas. Using
maps leaders can focus needed resources to support mentoring and
learning strategies into these neighborhoods. Without integrating maps
into planning, support systems will not reach every area where programs
are needed nor most of the smaller, less visible organizations operating
in big cities.
* Maps showing Illinois High Dropout Schools - http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/images/PDF/hsdropoutmaps.pdf
* Cities in Crisis -
* See examples of maps integrated into blog articles focusing on growth of tutor/mentor programs in Chicago http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/search/label/maps
As we know more about the problem, the next step is to do more to make programs available in more places to solve it. The information provided in this newsletter is intended to help with this process.
|Innovating mentoring-based solutions. Making them available to more youth.|
Image created by Tutor/Mentor Connection
Creating a non-school tutor/mentor program in a high
poverty neighborhood and keeping it in place for enough years to influence
the journey of youth from first grade to first job and careers is as difficult as it was for Thomas Edison to
invent the light bulb.
|November 4 Tutor/Mentor Leadership & Networking Conference in Chicago|
There are multiple choices of great workshops
throughout the day. Here are a few
Understanding and Applying Elements of
Effective Practice of MENTOR, the National Mentoring Partnership,
presented by Dr. Clara Carter, former Director of Training for the
Maryland Mentoring Partnership.
|Spread the word. Help build donor support during holiday period|
This story was in the Chicago Tribune 16
years ago as a result of the Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking
Conference held that year. See more stories like this at
|Give Thanks and Think GIVING|
by Daniel F. Bassill
During more than 35 years of being involved with youth and
volunteers I feel I've been blessed by all of the people I've met and
that I've learned more than most because of my long involvement.
However, there are not enough programs in most places and few programs have the consistent flow of operating dollars needed to hire and retain quality staff for multiple years. Thus while we offer another conference this November to bring programs together our goal is to create greater attention so people who don't live in poverty will THINK of how they benefit and how they can use Holiday donations and year-end tax strategies to provide operating dollars to one or many tutor/mentor programs in Chicago and other cities.
Read blog articles at
http://tutormentor.blogspot.com and see how all of my writing
focuses on the roles leaders can take to help high quality and
constantly improving tutor/mentor programs be available in more places.
Use these articles in weekly group discussions and write your own
stories showing your own ideas and involvement.
The Tutor/Mentor Connection is now operated by Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, which is a social enterprise that seeks to generate revenue from multiple sources including fees and sponsorships for conferences and training events, and an annual Chicagoland Tutor/Mentor Volunteer Recruitment campaign.
One way to offer support is to be a sponsor
or advertiser for the Conferences. Use this page to send a payment.
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|Daniel F. Bassill
Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC
and Tutor/Mentor Connection
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