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February 2021 - Issue 197
Maps. Social Capital. Birth-to-Work
In this month's newsletter I focus on maps, birth-to-work program design, social capital theory and relationships as desired outcomes.

I've provided links to pages and articles where I hope you'll explore these ideas more deeply and engage others in conversation about where and how the ideas might be applied.

If you are writing about these strategies on blogs or in program websites, please share the link with me on one of the social media platforms I point to.
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.

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Birth to Work - 12 years and longer

While many focus on the actions of a mentor or of a tutor I focus on how these actions need to repeat for many years to help a youth living in a high poverty area move safely through school and into adult lives, with a job/career that enables her to raise her own kids free of poverty.

This Tutor/Mentor Pinterest page shows many of my #birthtowork graphics and pages where I've used them in articles.
Maps - point to ALL places where help needed

I've been using maps since 1993 to focus attention and resources to all of the high poverty areas of the Chicago region, which is where thousands of youth need expanded networks and support to help them through school and into adult lives.

By identifying existing programs in these areas we can point resource providers to them. By showing areas without programs we can help mobilize resources to fill the voids.

View map stories herehere and here.
Total Quality Mentoring chart from 1990s is a hub and spokes design
Social Capital - Who you know. Relationships Matter.

I was able to participate in the January National Mentoring Summit and found many of the workshops and panels to be useful. I pointed to some in this blog article.

Two workshops focused on social capital and relationships as necessary goals and outcomes for youth tutor/mentor programs. The graphic at the right visualizes the goal of connecting youth to adults from many backgrounds who can model opportunities, open doors, and provide aid and coaching as youth make this journey.

Read more, herehere and here.
Dig into tutor/mentor web library

* Mentoring networks - click here
* Programs beyond Illinois - click here
* Black History studies - click here
* Homework & learning help - click here
* Poverty, racism, inequality - click here
* Digital divide research & articles - click here

Use this
concept map to enter the four sections of the Tutor/Mentor web library. 

a) find a program; b) process improvement; c) research; d) resources to build & sustain a program.
Below are resources to use to help youth in your community.
Resources from Tutor/Mentor:

* List of Chicago area youth Tutor and/or Mentor programs, plus other resources for finding youth programs - click here

* Facebook pages of Chicago area youth programs - click here

* Instagram pages of Chicago area youth programs - click here

* Strategy PDFs by Tutor/Mentor - click here

* Concept Map library - click here

* Mapping for Justice blog - click here

* Tutor/Mentor Library - This blog article shows short links to each section in Tutor/Mentor library and to concept maps and PDF strategy presentations - click here

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

* Blogs I follow using Inoreader- click here
* Covid-19 in Illinois - Impact on Nonprofits in 2020. Forefront report. - click here

* National Mentoring Resource Center - Covid-19 resources - click here

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

* Strengthening Chicago Youth web site, click here; blog - click here

* Chicago Mentoring Collaborative - click here

* To & Through Project web site - click here

* Chicago Learning Exchange - 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.
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.

Since 2011 I've supported Tutor/Mentor Connection via the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, which is not a 501-c-3. It's also not broadly funded. I've covered expenses through my own savings and the help of a few who make annual donations to me via my on-going "Fund T/MI" campaign. Thank you to all who contributed in 2020.

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