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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects - Adds value to learning
This article illustrates the value of arts in education programs. These ideas could also be part of non-school, volunteer based, tutor/mentor programs.

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This video provides a wide range of reasons to engage youth and volunteers in efforts to combat climate change in the world.

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Conscious Youth Promoting Health and Environmental Resilience (CYPHER)
CYPHER is tackling climate change, sustainability, and health equity by empowering a sense of responsibility for social good in future leaders of the world — our youth. Browse the site to see the range of work they do to engage and support involvement of youth from distressed areas.

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Creating a STEM Learning Ecosystem
This initiative seeks to "cultivate STEM Learning Ecosystems that encourages collaborating across sectors in new and creative ways to increase equity, quality and STEM learning outcomes for all. " Many of the ideas and goals are similar to strategies of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and could be used to support the universe of non-school tutoring, mentoring and learning programs needed in high poverty areas.

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Illinois Health and Hospital Association
MCHC is a membership and service association comprising more than 150 hospitals and health care organizations working together, since 1935, to improve the delivery of health care services in the Chicago area. Browse around and learn more.

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Knowledge4Kids - social knowledge sharing within Global health community
This statement summarizes vision of this organization: "We envision a social knowledge sharing revolution, in which health program managers and service providers at all levels around the world collaborate with and learn from each other, and adapt and use actionable family planning and global health knowledge to build stronger health systems and enable people to live healthier lives."

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Peace Tiles Project
The Peace Tiles Project was founded by Lars Hasselblad Torres in 2006 and was designed "to engage participants emotionally, intellectually and creatively in a process of "arts advocacy."

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People's Climate Movement - March & Mobilization
This is the coordinating site for Climate Change activism. It also is an entry point for anyone who wants to become more involved in climate change actions.

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The Hidden Genius Project - Oakland, CA
From the web site: "we train and mentor black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities."

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The Trust for Public Land (US) - Climate-Smart Cities Program
From the web site: "The Trust for Public Land works to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80 percent of Americans live. Our goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature. We also conserve working farms, ranches, and forests; lands of historical and cultural importance; rivers, streams, coasts, and watersheds; and other special places where people can experience nature close at hand." The Climate-Smart Cities Program is one of the feature projects.

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Urban Gateways - brings arts to Chicago youth
From the web site: "Urban Gateways delivers high-quality, accessible arts experiences to young people in Chicago. From visual arts residencies to live performances and media arts apprenticeships, our programs connect youth with professional artists to encourage self-expression and social change."

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Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) - Chicago Chapter
From the web site: The Chicago Chapter of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) is a professional association representing the interests of engineers in Chicago from all fields of practice."

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$100 million UPMC commitment to fund HS grads via Pittsburgh Promise
From the web site: "In 2007, UPMC announced a $100 million commitment to help students graduating from Pittsburgh Public Schools further their education after high school. Developed by the city of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Public Schools, The Pittsburgh Promise is designed to give graduates of Pittsburgh’s public high schools the means to pursue postsecondary education, regardless of family income, at an accredited postsecondary institution in Pennsylvania.

Read more at Pittsburgh Promise

Hits:  2289Report Broken Link - climate change movement intermediary acts as an intermediary, gathering information about climate change movement throughout the world and sharing it on their web site. As a hub of information it's a valuable resource.

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3FOUR50 Oxford Health Alliance Initiative
This web site is a social networking forum that connects people from around the world who are concerned about chronic diseases that impact urban communities. It can be a portal to connect the health care community with the youth development community because poverty, youth violence, high school drop outs and teen pregnancy are all public health issues in large urban communities.

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A Hospital Tutor/Mentor Connection - Concept
This is a strategic plan, developed by the Tutor/Mentor Connection, for use by any hospital and/or teaching university, in the country.  We don't know if this is happening in any location, but we do know that different hospitals, medical centers, and/or universities are spending millions of dollars to lower the costs of poverty and to encourage young people to seek careers in medical professions. If you know of hospitals implementing this strategy, please connect them to the Tutor/Mentor Connection by adding their web site to this section of the T/MC library, or by sending an email introduction.

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ACE Mentor Program - archetecture, construction, engineering
ACE’s mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry. This is a good example of how industry can connect and mentor young people who might become future workers.

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Action Framework for Robert Wood Johnson Foundations public health initiatives
This web site outlines an Action Framework that illustrates how the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation intends to work alongside others in the national effort to build a Culture of Health, and how different sectors can mobilize and measure progress.

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Advanced Technological Education (ATE Central)
From the web site: "ATE Central is a freely available online portal and collection of materials and services that highlight the work of the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) projects and centers. These National Science Foundation funded initiatives work with educators from two-year colleges to develop and implement ideas for improving the skills of technicians and the educators who teach them. ATE Central is designed to help educators, students, and the general public to learn about, and use materials from, the entire depth and breadth of the Advanced Technological Education program."

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Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA)
From the web site: "AUA is a coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses working to support and expand sustainable agriculture in the Chicago area, from home- and community-based growing to market gardens and small farms. Our goal is to make this website a comprehensive hub for projects, activities, information, resources, and opportunities in urban agriculture." View the Chicago Urban Agriculture Mapping Project page to learn about projects throughout the city.

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Advocates for Urban Farming - youth involvement opportunity
This is an organization that encourages urban farming in Chicago. This is an activity non-school youth serving organizations might want to get involved with.

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After school STEM education program
From the web site: "The ISTF program challenges students to research how National Critical Technology (NCT) applications may be used to solve real-world problems." They use information technology tools while adhering to guidelines based on national science content standards. Students develop critical thinking, research and reading/writing skills as they work on-line with practicing professionals and publish their final research findings in a webpage format for preliminary and national rounds of judging.

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American Architecture Foundation - Center for Design and the City
From the web site: "The Center for Design & the City connects leaders at the intersection of innovations in design, public policy, and technology. It houses nationally recognized programs such as the City Managers’ Design Academy, Sustainable Cities Design Academy and the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a National Endowment for the Arts leadership initiative in partnership with AAF and the United States Conference of Mayors.

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American Institute of Chemical Engineers - student outreach
From the web site: "AIChE is the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals" Browse the web site and see variety of resources to support students.

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American Physical Society web page
APS is a leading voice for physics education and supports physics educators at all levels through its programs, publications, and resources.

Visit the policy and advocacy section for articles that you can use in your own program development. 0ne article talks about strengthening the science education of future teachers and addresses the pressing national need for improving K-12 physics education and recognizes that these teachers play a critical education role as the first and often-times last physics teacher for most students.

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