May 2020 - Issue 189
How Are Youth Programs Staying Connected
to Youth, Ideas, Resources & Each Other?
I hope that all who read this newsletter are doing well and offer condolences to those who have lost loved ones to Covid19, and to those struggling due to lost jobs. I read many articles about Covid19 and within many is hope for a better future.

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.Many may need a lot of help to restart in coming months. More will be needed in many places.

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How Many ZOOM meetings have you been part of over the past 30 days?

The CoronaVirus crisis has created new ways for people to connect and ZOOM meetings are one of the most popular.

While I've been active on the Internet for more than 20 years many of my peers have not been as active. That's changing. I'm now re-connecting to people who I've met in past years through conferences and events I've hosted or participated in, but who I've had few one-on-one conversations after these events.

This link points to one meeting I was part of.

Today I was part of a ZOOM meeting with more than 100 other Chicago youth program leaders which was organized by a youth initiative of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office. Visit this website to connect with this initiative, and to be part of future on-line meetings..

What about you?What ZOOM meetings have you been part of? Join me@tutormentorteam on Twitter and share your stories.
Here's a few resources to help connect youth to learning and on-line mentoring during Covid19.

In the Homework Help section of the Tutor/Mentor web library are dozens of links to a wide range of learning resources.

Below are a few examples:

*Teach from Home - hub of information and tools to help teachers during Covid19 - click here
* Resources from Afterschool Alliance - click her
* eLearning eNcyclopedia - click here
* Genius Hour - get your kids involved - click here
* Ideas for teaching on-line - click here
* Recommended Learning Resources on YouTube - click here
Tutor/Mentor web library is being upgraded and many sections may not be available for a few months.

In this blog article I've posted a few concept maps that point to different web resources that will still be available.

For instance, the concept map at the right can be used to find places to volunteer in Chicago and beyond.

I encourage you to use these maps, along with blog articles that I write weekly, to connect with ideas and resources that you can use to help kids in your family, neighborhood and/or community.

Is your organization raising money during the May 5, 2020 #GivingTuesday event?

The graphic at the left is one of many you'll find on the Tutor/Mentor Blog, visualizing the long-term support youth need to move safely from birth to work.

Campaigns like Giving Tuesday can help raise money for organizations doing this work, but they need to be participating. Learn more at givingtuesday.org
Below are resources to use to help youth in your community.
Recent Tutor/Mentor blog articles:

* Use concept maps in planning past Covid19 - click here

* Find Tutor, Mentor programs in Chicago area - click here

* Reaching out to Universities - a Virtual Learning Opportunity - click here

* Youth Tutor/Mentor Programs after Covid19 - click here

* Lack of technology access highlighted during Covid19 - 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

* Blogs I follow using Inoreader - click here

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* MyChiMyFuture - City of Chicago - click here

* 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

* Healthy Chicago 2.0 - click here

* Chicago Learning Exchange - 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.)
Look at what some Chicago youth programs are sharing:

Mikva Challenge (at right) shares daily virtual assignments and will host Digital Dialogues in May - click here and scroll to bottom of home page.

WITS Chicago- shares resources for empowering readers at home - click here

Cluster Tutoring blog shows "how kids can learn while stuck at home" - click here

Tutoring Chicago shares e-learning resources - click here

Peak Chicago is hosting a virtual breakfast on May 6th - click here

I learn much about what Chicago tutor/mentor programs are doing from what they post on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.

Here's my Facebook list of programs - pick which ones you want to follow. click here

Here's my Twitter list. It includes more than just Chicago - click here

Here's my LinkedIN page. Follow me and see posts that I'm seeing. click here


Other Links you might find useful

21 Simple Things NPOs can do during Covid19 lockdown - click here

Spotivity - helping youth connect to activities in Chicago - click here

A Better Chicago - Fighting Poverty with Opportunity - click here

Connect Chicago -HS Students created this eTutoring program to help other kids in Chicago - click here

Skoll World Forum- This year was a virtual event, with dozens of ZOOM presentations. See archive.- click here

Social Movements in and beyond Covid19 - click here

How Communities Work Together- new study -click here



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