This is a re-post of an email sent by the Coalition for Community Schools. It's message is that education reform should included community-based as well as school based support for young people. Together, parents, community leaders, community based organizations, educators, and students, must engage in the work of improving the lives of our nation’s youth.
That's how I felt as I read this Civic Enterprises report, titled "Untapped Potential: Filling the Promise of Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Bigs and Littles they Represent. If you're a current or former BIG, I encourage you to read this, and add your talent to our efforts.
Research Finds that Violence and Murders Negatively Affect the Academic Performance of Black Students in Chicago. Learn how you, your church, business, or college can help youth overcome this negative influence. Read more.
Below is information posted at http://www.luthersnow.com/networking.html which encourages leaders to connect their networks with each other. The Tutor/Mentor Connection is already listed and Luther's web site is posted in this library as well. We're also connected in the Tutor/Mentor Connection forum at http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com .
Research shows that education is one of the strongest predictors of health, so how do we connect leaders of hospitals, insurance companies and other public health businesses, with tutor/mentor programs in different neighborhoods of Chicago?