Happy Holidays! May Year-End Gifts and Gatherings Bring You Joy and Hope As You Move into the New Year.
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.
While I try to send this only once a month, I write blog articles weekly. In the sections below I post links to a few of the articles published in the past month. Spend a little time each week reading the articles and following the links. Use in group discussions with people who are concerned about the same issues. Create a blog like this sharing your own ideas.
During the final six weeks of the year donors are looking for places to send contributions. Are you ready?
You can find this graphic in this Tutor/Mentor blog article.
In August 2016 I used this graphic in this article .My goal was to show that many people can help draw volunteers to different tutor/mentor programs in their city. As we move through December, I encourage readers, friends, media and other leaders to duplicate this.
Students can do this. Since 2005 college interns from local universities and South Korea, China and India have spent time looking at the maps and graphics I've created, then have created new versions of these.The graphic at the right is an interpretation of the graphic above.
Not only do we need to make such opportunities available to young people, we need to draw adults from many backgrounds into such communities.I created the graphic above (see article) to show that we need to connect people from both sides of the political spectrum, and make mentor-rich programs available in all high poverty neighborhoods of cities, as well as in rural areas and reservations.