This is a graphic from on of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC blogs. It represents the challenge of moving from a problem we see today to a solution we achieve some time in the future.
There's plenty of information showing a need to provide extra learning support and mentoring for youth in high poverty areas, and during the non-school hours, but few examples of sustained, decades-long, efforts by cities to build and sustain a network of programs reaching a growing number of youth in all of the high poverty areas of a city. I've used maps and graphics to illustrate the need for planning, leadership and resource development strategies that would take a city from its current level of youth serving organizations to a future level reaching more youth with higher impact organizations.
Read the full article here.
The May and November Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conferences, held in Chicago since 1994, are an attempt to draw leaders from existing non school programs together to learn from each other, while also drawing attention from leaders in business, philanthropy, government, media, higher education, religion and other sectors who need to be strategically and personally involved in supporting the growth and constant improvement of tutor/mentor programs in every high poverty neighborhood of Chicago and other cities.
The most recent conference was Friday, May 8 at the Metcalfe Federal Building in Chicago. The goals remain the same as they were when the first conference was offered. And, the range of workshop topics that could be offered also has not changed much. See photos from the conference.
A date has not been set for the next conference, which normally would be held in November.
If you have questions or want to discuss a workshop idea, use this form.
SPONSORS ARE NEEDED TO HELP COVER EXPENSES. READ MORE.