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June-July 2021 - Issue 201
Get to Know Chicago Tutor/Mentor Programs
In the May newsletter I shared screen shots from Twitter and Facebook of 12 Chicago area tutor and/or mentor programs. I feature a few more in this issue.

I point to these and other programs as an example of what others can do to help well-organized, volunteer-based youth tutor and/or mentor programs attract attention and resources needed to provide on-going services. I provide links to my lists of programs, so that you can visit their websites, learn what they do, and become a volunteer and/or donor to help them continue in the 2021-22 school year.
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
Programs Telling Stories of Student Success
Use lists of programs hosted by Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC

I maintain three lists to help draw attention to Chicago area programs.
The main one is on the Tutor/Mentor Connection website. Click here to view.

I also plot locations of these organizations on a map of Chicago, which you can find at this link.

The image below shows a list of the Facebook pages of most of these organizations - click here

You can also find a list of Instagram pages on the site click here
Help EACH youth program attract and retain needed talent.

Below are two of many graphics you can find on Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC websites and blogs. These visualize a goal of helping programs attract people with many different skills and talents, representing every business and civic sector, who help build and sustain well-organized, long-term, volunteer-based tutor, mentor and learning programs reaching k-12 youth in high poverty neighborhoods.

Read series of blog article focused on "talent needed". click here
Engage youth and volunteers in understanding
and solving complex problems.
One of the best ways to build a relationship between a youth and an adult is to focus on an issue beyond their immediate life that they can learn about, and perhaps become involved with.
The Tutor/Mentor library has sub sections with links to many research articles, and to websites that are hubs of information for specific issues.

Dig through the T/M library often to find these sites.

One sub-section focuses on race, poverty and inequality. Help volunteers, donors and youth educate themselves, then educate others.

Find links to sections of the library in this article.
Learn Ways to Expand Volunteer Recruitment Success
After a year of remote learning most site-based tutor and/or mentor programs are now ramping up plans for face-to-face sessions starting in the new school year. They are all looking for volunteers!

Now is the time for good planning and for enlisting business, media, faith groups and others to help "spread the word" and point potential volunteers to your websites.

Visit this section of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC site for tips on recruiting volunteers.
Learn how other cities might duplicate what Tutor/Mentor Connection/Institute, LLC does in Chicago. click here
Below are resources to use to help youth in your community.
Recent Tutor/Mentor Blog articles:

Expanded Role of Volunteer in Tutor/Mentor Programs - click here

Juneteenth - Year-Round Learning - click here

Climate Crisis: Environmental Racism - click here

"Why not me?" IWU Commencement - click here

Planning Cycle for Youth Tutor and/or Mentor Programs - click here

Digital Divide resources - click here

Thoughts about maps - click here

Other Tutor/Mentor Resources

* Looking for a Chicago youth program? Use the links in this concept map - click here

* 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

*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.
Chicagoland Resources & Announcements

* We Will Chicago - citywide planning initiative - click here

* New Broadband Access map from Biden administration - 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

* Educational Opportunities map - click here

* Mapping Covid Recovery Project - 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

* National Mentoring Resource Center - click here

* ChiHackNight - remote civic technology meet-up; every Tuesday in Chicago -
see weekly agenda
Connect with Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and each other on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Find links to my social media pages 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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