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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
"Volunteer" Does Not Mean "No Pay"
By Bill_Huddleston @ 10:34 AM :: 5271 Views :: 0 Comments :: Article Rating :: Research and Advocacy , Fund Raising Ideas

The non-profit sector wastes a lot of time debating unimportant semantic issues, instead of concentrating on the real work that needs to be done.  This article, originally a blog post on www.cfctreasures.wordpress.com comments about the current debate about what the word "volunteer" means.  Since many mentors are from organizations that believe in having their employees (while being paid) provide service to the community, it is particularly applicable to the TutorMentorConnection website.

 

 

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Community Shares of Illinois July Newsletter
By tutormentor2 @ 12:33 PM :: 5723 Views :: 0 Comments :: Article Rating :: Fund Raising Ideas
Community Shares of Illinois   CommunitySpiritConnecting people with their passions--and the charities they bel...
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Have you visited the Mentor Michigan web site?
By tutormentor2 @ 5:04 PM :: 8349 Views :: 0 Comments :: Article Rating :: Conferences and Training Opportunities, Fund Raising Ideas
I encourage you to visit the Mentor Michigan web site and look at the many ways this state is promoting mentoring. They have a searchable directory, u...
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Thursday, February 14, 2008
Pass It On Student Mentoring Program
By Arlan @ 11:50 PM :: 3660 Views :: 0 Comments :: Article Rating :: Fund Raising Ideas

The Pass It On Student Mentoring program is a fundraising program for ALL nonprofit organizations!

The Pass It On (PIO) Student Mentoring Program is about empowering kids and helping each and every one of them realize that they can make a positive difference in others lives.  Children in the classroom will also have an opportunity to take part in a global competition involving creating a world logo and/or flag (We, The World Contests).   A We, The World Ambassador for Peace in each classroom will implement this program.

All students interested in participating in a PIO Student Mentoring Program are asked by the WTW Ambassador to submit a one-page paper detailing how they may be of value to a younger child or classmate.  Could it be with their homework?  Could it be with a certain sport?   Conflict resolution?  Musical instrument?  At the same time, students will write a paragraph stating in which area they would like to be mentored by an older child. 

This WTW World Peace Ambassador is a volunteer and will be responsible for collecting the entries for the world flag/logo contest, and submitting them for the competition.  Additionally, the WTW Ambassador in each classroom may ask the kids in the class to write a program that will have to do with making the classroom a better place.  Under certain circumstances, a student may be able to implement their program once it is approved by by a WTW Ambassador (volunteeer).  This Ambassador is an adult volunteer that will be trained, fingerprinted and TB tested prior to starting.

The Ambassador will help form multiple PIF student mentoring programs for those interested in participating.   Mentors and Mentees are then matched up with students and corporate sponsors.  Many students will participate as mentors as well as mentees.   At each session the mentors and the mentees will play the board game
The Pass It On Mentoring ConnectionEach mentor/mentee session will help increase each other's self esteem.  Game
We will eventually acquire corporate sponsors for these programs, to help raise funds for our schools who help implement these mentoring programs.  The corporate sponsors  receive advertising from multiple organizations.  An example would be Steve’s Automotive is helping the XYZ Middle School Pass It On.   Click here for sample web page.
 
It is anticipated that the Pass It On Student Mentoring Program will eventually be in 83,000 schools nationwide.   Kids can make a difference!   Next, our kids in America will be mentoring the kids in the third world countries on their $100 laptops! One Laptop Per Child.

Corporate sponsors would be required to pay $1,000 to sponsor a classroom, or $5,000 to sponsor a school.  For more information, please go to www.ipassiton.org or send an email to aunitedworld@gmail.com
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Friday, June 25, 2010
Summer events attract volunteers and donors
By tutormentor2 @ 12:53 PM :: 3760 Views :: 0 Comments :: Article Rating :: Fund Raising Ideas, Volunteering and Service

 The Tutor/Mentor Connection and Cabrini Connections have two major fund raising events in Chicago this summer. We hope they attract new friends, and new investors to help us keep inner city youth connected to volunteer tutors and mentors.

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