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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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As newspapers are featuring stories about the riots in the St. Louis area, or the violence in Chicago, or the heroics of the Jackie Robinson Little League Team, how are you competing to attract volunteers to your tutor/mentor program as the new school year is starting?
If you're like most smaller nonprofit youth serving organizations, building attention and attracting volunteers and donors is a huge challenge.
In this monthly newsletter I feature articles from the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC blog, which are intended to serve as examples that other people duplicate in their own blogs. This one uses the graphic above.
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This graphic illustrates the infrastructure needed at every single long-term tutoring and/or mentoring organization. This talent map shows skills needed by each organization, and skills needed to support the growth of tutor/mentor organizations in all high poverty areas of metropolitan areas like Chicago.
This article, titled "Mentor Role in Larger Youth Development Strategy", is one of many in the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC library. These can be used by any organization to help recruit talent and donors needed to build and sustain 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 .Apply the thinking in this article to helping volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs grow in more places.
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.
This graphic is from an animation created by an intern to provide a new interpretation of the "iceberg" graphic above.
Youth in many tutor/mentor programs could be creating visualizations like this as part of their own skill-building and leadership development.
Thrive Chicago Survey seeks to collect information about K-8 youth serving organizations. Learn more
This survey seeks to collect information from people who have been mentees in volunteer-based organizations. Learn more
SmartForce Student Summit, Chicago, Sept. 8-13, 2014
Learn about careers in manufacturing technology. Free to middle school, high school students. Learn more at this link.
Lights on Afterschool, October 23, 2014. Do you have an event planned? Learn more.
November 4, 2014 Election Toolkit, from Voices for Illinois Children. Click here
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