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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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Black Star Project Blog - call to action
This blog re-prints information sent out via email newsletters, focusing attention on the racial disparities and injustices in Chicago and America. Great information for those making a case for more support of volunteer-based tutoring/mentoring programs in Chicago and other cities.

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100 Black Men of Chicago Mentoring Blog
Follow this blog and learn more of their mentoring strategy and activities.

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A Mentors Blog - Polished Pebbles
Kelly Fair is founder and leader of Polished Pebbles in Chicago. She uses her blog to educate, inspire and promote the work her organization is doing.

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A New Voice from Englewood (Chicago)
This is an example of how one person can write articles that draw attention to a neighborhood, and to the organizations working to help youth and families in the neighborhood. Youth and adults from many neighborhoods could take this role.

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All Stars Project Blog
This is blog by Gabrielle L. Kurlander, founder and leader of the All Stars Project, which grew from a grassroots all-volunteer effort in the early 2000s, into a new national model for engaging poverty through afterschool development and community organizing.

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Becoming We the People blog - 2010-11 archive
This blog was written by Jordan Hesterman who was an active participant in the Chicago Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conferences between 2011 and 2015.

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Best Practices in Mentoring - Editorial in "The Mentor News"
Peer Resources publishes a monthly newsletter which has many resources mentoring and coaching leaders should value. In this issue the feature editorial offers some stimulating thinking about best practices.

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Blog articles from 2008-09 by NUPIP Fellow at T/MC
From July 2008 through July 2009 Chris Warren served for one year in a Northwestern University Public Service Program fellowship at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection. Chris wrote articles profiling the students and volunteers at Cabrini Connections and making sense of the ideas of the Tutor/Mentor Connection. Some of these can be read from year-to-year and used in many places. I hope you find them valuable.

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Boren Mentoring Initiative (Oklahoma) blog
This blog has been written since 2012 to support, and communicate ideas about, youth mentoring in Oklahoma.

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Cabrini Connections blog - 2006-July 2011
This blog was from 2006-2011 used to coach the students, volunteers and donors of Cabrini Connections, which operates in Chicago which was operating as a sister project to the Tutor/Mentor Connection during that time.

You'll see that while we talked about a single program in many of our articles we used this to make a case for more consistent support for ALL tutor/mentor programs in the Chicago region and in other cities.

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Communities in Schools in Chicago blog
This blog, titled NAVIGATOR, is a training resource for CIS Chicago, described as "The Navigate Training Series addresses the expanding needs of our community partners and CIS of Chicago’s ongoing commitment to improve the quality and capacity of partner-provided programs."

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Femi Memorial Outreach - Chicago youth org blog
Femi Memorial Outreach uses its blog "to reach out to students, families, and those devoted to learning about public education in the city of Chicago".

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Get In Chicago blog articles
Get In Chicago is a $50 million anti-violence commitment focused on a few Chicago neighborhoods. Read the blogs and add your own ideas.

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GR8 MATES Youth Mentor Program Blog
This blog was written by Robin Cox, a veteran mentoring leader and consultant, based in Australia. While it's now an archive, it's still full of great ideas that leaders of other tutor/mentor programs can draw from. You can now connect with Robin on Google at https://plus.google.com/117888684929706169937/posts

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Invisible Children blog
This is an organization based in the US who work to support children in Africa. This description is from their web site: "Half our work happens on the ground in Central Africa, and the other half happens in the United States. In Central Africa, all of our programming is a partnership between Invisible Children and LRA-affected communities. We focus on long-term goals that enable children to take responsibility for their futures and the futures of their countries. Our programs are carefully developed initiatives that address the need for quality education, mentorships, the redevelopment of schools, and financial stability. Our work in the United States focuses on advocacy and inspiring America’s youth to “do more than just watch.” We believe that by uniting our voices we can use the systems, influence, and resources of the United States to expedite an end to the conflict."

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Jayne Cravens on (Volunteerism, Nonprofit Tech, etc.)
From the web site: This site offers "Resources and consulting and training services for mission-based organizations (not-for-profit organizations, non-governmental organizations/NGOs, civil society and public sector/government agencies, departments and initiatives)." Tutor/Mentor Connection has been following the author since the early 2000s.

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Life Directions mentoring blog - 2012-14
Life Directions operates in Chicago and has a unique tiered mentoring strategy involving adults, older youth and younger youth. These articles were posted between 2012 and 2014.

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Summit Educational Organization (Milwaukee) - blog
From the web site "By helping one child at a time, Summit supports many students in our community. We believe that the most proactive approach to solve the high school dropout problem is by helping students get up to grade level and a young age, and then to stay in touch with them through high school. We do this through our tutoring and mentoring programs that include recreation, personal friendship, and a virtue-based character program."

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The Mentor Initiative blog
From the web site: " The Mentor Initiative blog provides narrative descriptions of youth mentoring experiences, assessments of the utility of youth mentoring as a whole (natural and formal), and practical tips to get involved in youth mentoring. The blog also discusses topics related to social inequality and professional development with the purpose of motivating readers to become agents of progress."

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The Mentoring Effect - Blog from MENTOR
This is a blog hosted by MENTOR, intending to "more deeply explore the findings of our Mentoring Effect report, published in January 2014!"

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The Mentoring Project blog (Portland, OR)
From the web site: "The Mentoring Project (TMP) is an advocacy and training organization that serves as a liaison between faith communities and matching agencies to provide mentors for fatherless youth. Through dynamic church trainings, national mentor recruitment, and the creation of sustainable mentoring communities, The Mentoring Project seeks to rewrite the story of the fatherless generation."

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Tutor/Mentor Blog shares strategy ideas that can be used anywhere
This is the primary blog by Dr. Daniel F. Bassill, President, CEO of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC.

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Urban Initiatives (Chicago) - blog
Read about the way this organization uses soccer in its youth development. Programs offered via public schools.

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What I've Learned Blog - Intern with Tutor/Mentor
This blog shows how one intern spent 12 weeks with Tutor/Mentor Connection in Chicago, learning to use blog and network to draw attention and support to tutor/mentor programs in Chicago. Our aim is that many interns and students, at high school, and college, level, take this role. Just register on the Ning site to join in.

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Working in the Schools (WITS) Chicago blog
Working in the Schools has connected volunteers with elementary age youth in Chicago for 25 years (as of 2016). Read ideas they share on their blog.

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