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    better support systems helping kids move through school and into 21st century careers.

Tutor/Mentor Institute YouTube Channel

Visit this Page on YouTube to see videos where we explain our ideas and talk about how mentoring transforms the lives of volunteers and youth who become part of well-organized, long-term tutor/mentor programs.

See illustrated PDF strategy essays on Scribd.com and Slideshare.  Use these presentations in discussion groups as part of your own strategic planning.

 
Role of Leaders - can you take this role?

Essays in this section are roles leaders in business, religion, health care, universities and politics might take to support the growth of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs  in all high poverty areas.

Read most current blog article on leadership

Network Building - Role of leaders (PDF updated 11/11)

Maximizing Value from Civic Engagement, A Consulting Role PDF

T/MC: A Business Model PDF

Tutor/Mentor Programs as Workforce Development

Leadership Hub - point to places where others can become involved

General Colin Powell, A Leadership Primer (this is not a T/MC created essay).

 
Challenges of Non Profits

Many people say "It takes a Village to Raise a Child".  This map shows how we think of "village".

Read current blog articles about collaboration
View library of concept maps

Most don't think about the money and manpower it takes to enable each member of the village to do his/her job properly.  Most funding of non profits is "random acts of kindness" or charitable giving that is restricted to a specific geography, based on where the donor is located, or a limited number of years, based on donor guidelines.

No business could succeed with such restrictions on revenue. For non profits working to help kids grow from pre-school to first job, a 20 year journey, such funding strategies actually work against the ultimate goal, of kids in careers.

The T/MC library has links to many articles that illustrate challenges and opportunities.  We show how volunteer involvement in a tutor/mentor program is an important form of civic engagement. It expands the network of adults supporting youth development and education strategies.

T/MC also has done surveys with program leaders to understand their most important challenges.   A discussion of challenges is hosted on the Tutor/Mentor Connection's Ning.com forum.

We encourage you to read and understand these, and build giving strategies that provide on-going and flexible funding to organizations working to help kids to careers.

 
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