Making all kids "our kids". What's
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Helping youth on Journey from Birth to Work requires new thinking. Read more .
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The ideas shared in this monthly newsletter can be used by resource providers, political leaders, non profit leaders, volunteers and youth to help mentor-rich programs thrive in all of the neighborhoods where they are most needed.
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This photo was taken in at a year-end dinner held in the early 2000s. It shows youth and volunteers who, during the 1990s, had been part of a tutor/mentor program I led. The returned for that dinner. Many of them are still connected to myself, and each other, on social media...20 years following the time they joined the tutor/mentor program! That's what I mean by long-term mentoring.
As you head for the end of this school year, think of ways youth could help lead discussions, deeper learning, and planning, that leads to more comprehensive programs reaching youth in the coming school year--and in future years.
Browse the systems thinking, planning and learning articles, like this, on the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC blog. These show many types of concept mapping tools, and strategies to engage many people in deeper learning. As you apply these ideas, share what you're doing with me and others using Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.
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Poverty is still concentrated in many neighborhoods shown on this 1994 map.It is growing in Chicago's suburbs.
Visit the this section of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC site to see how maps can be used to help build a distribution of resources to all of the areas with high poverty, poorly performing schools, and other indicators showing need for volunteer-based tutor, mentor and learning programs operating in non-school hours..
Below you can see a graphic showing four times a year when our collective efforts can help build public greater awareness and draw needed resources directly to the different tutoring and/or mentoring programs operating in the Chicago region.
This is an event cycle that repeats every year. You can read about this here .If you build a year-round event strategy intended to grow support for youth tutoring, mentoring and learning programs in different neighborhoods, you don't need to start from scratch each year. You innovate improvements. You also give yourself a full year to build next year's event, which enables busy volunteers to take a more meaningful role.
This is a strategy that is needed in every city with large pockets of concentrated poverty. If you already have a strategy in place, please connect with us in Chicago.
"Data Tools for Change: The Child Opportunity Index" webinar held March 18, co-hosted by PolicyLink, PERE, and diversitydatakids.org.. View webinar at visit site.
The Toolbox - this site shows a variety of visualization tools that can be used to build a case for support of youth serving organizations - see site
Resilient Latino Youth: In Their Own Words - New report from National Council of LaRaz. Includes youth from Gads Hill Center in Chicago. see report
Poverty moving to Chicago Suburbs. View map showing change from 1980 to 2010. see article
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Closing the "Opportunity Gap". How do we get from "Here to There"?
I wrote my own follow up to Tuesday's event and posted it here. I wrote a second follow up today.There were nearly 200 other people in the auditorium, and thousands more will read the book. I hope each will take time to post their own strategy for solving this problem.If you do, send me a link and let's compare notes. Better yet, let's find ways to work together to increase the number of people from beyond poverty who adopt Putnam's goal of making these kids, "our kids".
(Photo above is me in 1973 with my mentee, Leo Hall. We're still connected 50 years later.)
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