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November 2021 - Issue 205
Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your Holidays.
Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, then the year-end holidays. I wish everyone a full season of health and happiness.

Being in good health, with shelter and ample food, plus caring friends and family is a blessing. However, many don't have as much food and shelter or support as they need. Our planet is stressed in many ways.

In this month's newsletter I'm pointing to lists of youth serving organizations, and events like Giving Tuesday, and encouraging you to offer whatever support you can to those who need extra help.
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
Use these resources to find Chicago area youth programs.
Visit this page and browse my lists of Chicago area youth tutor and mentor programs.

Visit this page and browse lists of other youth serving programs, in Chicago and in other states.
This map shows non-school tutor and/or mentor programs in the Chicago region. Support programs in different places so that youth in every community area have access to tutor and mentor support.

Help new programs grow where more are needed.
Giving Tuesday is November 30.

Here's the website for GivingTuesday, USA. It includes a map showing many campaigns, but not much for the Chicago area. While Forefront has offered training sessions, I'm not aware of anyone in Chicagoland taking the lead in promoting this event, or hosting a list of participating non-profits. Are you?

Share links on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook to share any campaign info you are aware of.
Are you aware of these data tools? Are you using them?
The image at the left is from a new Chicago Community Data Portal. It's one of three new tools that I've seen this month to help you understand where people need extra help.

These are:
* University of Chicago To&Through - click here
* Chicago Community Data Portal - click here
* Computer Science in Education - click here

I point to these in this blog article and encourage users to create on-going stories using these tools.
Kids need consistent support. So do youth serving organizations.
I've used this graphic many times over the past 12 years to visualize the role each person can take to help mobilize volunteers and donors to support youth tutor, mentor and learning programs in all parts of the Chicago region.
You can point people you know to the lists I share above and encourage them to shop and choose one or more to support this year and in coming years. Here's one example.
Tutoring Chicago seeking more volunteers. What about your program?
I saw this post from Tutoring Chicago on LinkedIn. I saw a similar post from Cluster Tutoring recently on Facebook.
What about your program? Do you still need more volunteers? Where are you posting notices?
I host a list of Chicago area programs on my Twitter feed, so I can see what's being posted each day. Sadly, too few are using Twitter.
Below are resources to use to help youth in your community.
Recent Tutor/Mentor Blog articles:

Strong headwinds swamp efforts to help kids in high poverty areas - click here

Racism and the Economy: Focus on Wealth Divide - click here

My Memories of General Colin Powell - click here

Understanding Participation in Movement Building - click here

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

20 years after 9/11. What have we learned? 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

* 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
Resources & Announcements

* Forefront GivingTuesday training resources - click here

* National Mentoring Summit, Jan 26-28, 2022. Registration open. 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
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
Visit http://www.tutormentorexchange.net and view pages that will give you a deeper understanding of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and its founder, Daniel F. Bassill.

Each year I invite supporters to help fund the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC by making a gift in recognition of my December 19th birthday. This year, I'll be 75. Please help, if you can.
Make a gift at this link.
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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