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September 2021 - Issue 203
Back-to-School Learning Resources
As you read this newsletter every volunteer-based youth tutor and/or mentor program is seeking new volunteers and enrolling students. During September there will be training and orientation sessions and, hopefully, by the start of October youth and volunteers will begin weekly sessions that will last through the school year, and beyond.

In this month's newsletter I'm pointing to homework help resources that anyone can use throughout the year, as well as training resources to help volunteers and parents.
Use this newsletter as a study guide.
The ideas and resources shared in this monthly newsletter point to a library of resources that can be used by anyone, in Chicago, or around the world, to help mentor-rich youth programs thrive in all of the neighborhoods where they are most needed.

If you are a consistent reader, consider a contribution to help fund the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC
Resource to help youth and volunteers find tutor and/or mentor programs.

In addition, I host a list of Chicago area programs on the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC website.

Visit the home page of www.tutormentorexchange.net and on the left side, under HOT LINKS, you'll find links to each of these lists.
Training resources for volunteers and parents

While individual youth programs could adopt this strategy to draw attention to their own programs, the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC seek to support EVERY volunteer-based youth tutor, mentor and learning program within a geographic area such as the Chicago region. Others can duplicate this strategy in cities across the world.

Visit this section of the Tutor/Mentor library and browse three sub-sections of training resources available for tutor and mentor volunteers, as well as parents.
Homework help, learning resources.

View this concept map to find sections of learning resources in the Tutor/Mentor web library.

Categories include:
  • math science
  • written skills
  • literature and arts
  • social science
  • multiple subjects
  • extra curricular
Point Volunteers to On-going Learning
Volunteers who connect with youth in organized tutor/mentor programs can have a much greater impact beyond the regular time they spend with youth. Point them to libraries with information about poverty, segregation, structural racism, inequality, etc. and encourage them to read and discuss this information. The longer a volunteer stays involved, and the more informed she is, the more that volunteer will do to help the youth and the program.

Service learning loop video - click here

View Law, Justice, Poverty library map.
Tell your story on social media
In the Tutor/Mentor web library I point to more than 2000 websites. As I update the library I look for Twitter accounts, then add them to my own lists so I can constantly follow their work.

Here's a Tweet where I shared the Twitter handles for more than 50 organizations doing some form of service learning, thus giving attention to each one.

My goal is to help build a community of people working to help kids to careers. They need to follow and learn from each other. Others can look at links in the library, or other libraries, and do the same type of network building.
Below are resources to use to help youth in your community.
Recent Tutor/Mentor Blog articles:

Enough Is Enough - Adopt this Strategy - click here

On-Going Cycle of Problem Solving - click here

Learn from 1990s Tutor/Mentor Connection newsletters - click here

Share News of Youth Tutor/Mentor Programs - click here

Take a Tour of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC website - click here

A Look at Purpose Driven Boards - click here

Invitation to Universities - click here

How Many Youth Programs are Needed? - click here

Thoughts about maps - click here

Bookmark these Tutor/Mentor Resources

* Strategy PDFs by Tutor/Mentor - click here

* Concept Map library - click here

* Mapping for Justice blog - click here

* Tutor/Mentor Library - click here

* Work done by interns - click here

* Hashtags I follow on Twitter. Use to expand your own network - click here

* Blogs I follow using Inoreader - click here
Chicagoland Resources & Announcements

* Austin Coming Together resource newsletter - click here

* Heartland Research and Policy - new county well-being index - click here

* MyChiMyFuture - City of Chicago - visit site and find map of activities for youth - click here

* Chicago Public Schools locator map - click here

* Chicago Health Atlas - click here

* Strengthening Chicago Youth website, click here;  blog - click here

* Chicago Mentoring Collaborative - click here

* To & Through Project website - click here

* Thrive Chicago collaboration - click here

* Chicago Learning Exchange - click here

* Incarceration Reform Resource Center - click here

AfterSchool Alliance - resource center - click here

* National Mentoring Resource Center - click here

* ChiHackNight - remote civic technology meet-up; every Tuesday in Chicago - see weekly agenda

* Chicago Youth Serving Organizations in Intermediary Roles - click here
Please help update this cmap and the links in the Tutor/Mentor web library. Just email me with additions or changes
Learn how other cities might duplicate what Tutor/Mentor Connection/Institute, LLC does in Chicago. click here
Mission, History, Strategy and Introduction to founder, Dan Bassill

On the right side of the home page at http://www.tutormentorexchange.net are links to pages that will give you a deeper understanding of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and its founder, Daniel F. Bassill.
About this newsletter.

While I try to send this only once a month, I write blog articles weekly. Throughout the newsletter I post links to a few of the articles published in the past month or earlier. I encourage you to spend a little time each week reading these articles and following the links. Use the ideas and presentations in group discussions with other people who are concerned about the same issues.

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Thank you for reading and sharing the ideas in this newsletter.
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