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Jan 2020 Tutor/Mentor eNews

January 2020 - Issue 186

January is National Mentoring Month.
Youth Support is 12-Month Effort.

The ideas shared in this monthly newsletter can be used by youth organization leaders, resource providers, political leaders, universities, volunteers and youth to help mentor-rich programs thrive in all of the neighborhoods where they are most needed.

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Mentor Role in Larger Youth Development and Poverty Reduction

January is National Mentoring Month and there will be many ways to recognize volunteers and learn ways to support youth mentoring programs. Click here to learn more about Mentoring Month activities.

During this month encourage your volunteers to dig into web libraries such as hosted by Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC to learn more about where and why youth tutor/mentor programs are needed and ways they can help programs grow.

View this Mentoring Month article on Tutor/Mentor blog and think of ways volunteers can take larger roles in youth development strategies.
Where are Tutor/Mentor Programs Located in Chicago?
Since 1993 the Tutor/Mentor Connection (now Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC) has collected information about non-school tutor and/or mentor programs and attempted to plot this data on maps of the Chicago region, with a focus on site based programs where youth can connect regularly with a primary mentor, extra learning and a network of adults. See the T/MC map at this link.
Here's one article showing the intended use of maps.This page shows more ways maps can be used.

In addition, the Mapping for Justice blog shows many more ways maps can be used.
Where are you Connecting with Others?
While face-to-face mentoring and tutoring is the most common form of contact between youth and volunteers, many on-line mentoring and tutoring programs have been growing for the past two decades.

I point to some of the on-line mentoring programs in this section of the Tutor/Mentor library.
I've used email, blogs and web sites to share ideas with others for many years. I also use Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Pinterest, and to a small degree, Instagram.
Here's a "Join me on Twitter" article that I hope you'll read. I feel it's the best of the different social media platforms that I use.

In the sections below are links that I point to often, and that I've added recently.

* Web resources to help you find Chicago Tutor and/or Mentor Programs; use to find programs in other places, too. - click here

* Black History Month resources - click here

* Resources for fund raising - click here

* Philanthropy articles on Tutor/Mentor blog - click here

* Social Justice, Poverty, Inequality, Housing resource links - click here

* Blog article showing links to sections of Tutor/Mentor web library - click here

* 2020 Presidential Campaign - research issues and candidates -click here

* Civic Engagement - resource map (recommend other links). - click here

* Strategy PDFs by Tutor/Mentor - click here

* Concept Map library - click here

* Mapping for Justice blog - click here

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

* Chicago Mentoring Collaboration - training event, Jan. 24, 2020 - click here

* Youth Mentoring Research Symposium, Jan. 29, 2020, Washington DC (at annual Mentoring Summit).- It's FREE, but registration required; seating limited.

* Chicago Volunteer Expo - Feb. 23 -learn more
* Strengthening Chicago Youth web site, click here; blog - click here

* MENTOR Illinois. - click here

* To & Through Project web site -click here

* Incarceration Reform Digital Resource Center - click here

* City of Chicago, CPS, links - click here

* Chicago Public School Locator - click here

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

*Chicago Youth Serving Organizations in Intermediary Roles- click here
(Please help update this cmap.)
Recent Tutor/Mentor blog articles:

* What I Wish for Christmas (see graphic above) - click here

* Looking Back. Looking forward - click here

* Enough is Enough - do the planning; build the network -click here

* Can You Help Tutor/Mentor Programs Grow? - click here

* Annotate with me - Miles Morales: Spider-Man and What will EdReform 2.0 Bring? - click here

* What Am I Sharing on Twitter? click here

* Do I look like Woodie Flowers? Do you know who he is? click here

* Were you part of the Volunteer Recruitment Campaigns in early 2000s? View email archives. - click here

* Tutor/Mentor articles on Tumblr - this is a collection of key concepts - click here

* Tutor/Mentor Exchange on Wordpress - click here

The Resource Links library has been updated! During the past year, every link (more than 2000) was opened to make sure it works, or updated if needed. New links are added weekly.

View video that shows how to find recent links added to web library.
Sample Articles in Tutor/Mentor Library

* Miles Morales: Spider-Man and Re imagining the Canon for Racial Justice - annotated article - click here

* Wrench in the Gears: A Skeptical Parent's Thoughts on Digital Curriculum - click here

* LittleSis - Free database of "who knows who" at the heights of business and government - click here

* Ideas for Project Based Learning - click here

* What are the factors that affect learning at your school? - click here

* What Does Youth Civic Engagement Have to do With Inequality? article

*An analysis of achievement gaps in every school in America shows that poverty is the biggest hurdle. - click here

* Logic Models and Theory of Change models for youth mentoring programs - click here

About this newsletter.

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