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January 2022 - Issue 207
Celebrate Mentoring. Support Youth Programs
Happy New Year to all who open and read this monthly newsletter. It's January, so that means National Mentoring Month.

As I do every month, this newsletter focuses on sharing ideas that help build and sustain mentor-rich, volunteer-based youth programs that reach K-12 youth in high poverty neighborhoods.

Take a look. Please share with your friends and family.
Use this newsletter as a study guide.

The ideas and resources shared in this monthly newsletter point to a library of resources that can be used by anyone, in Chicago, or around the world, to help mentor-rich youth programs thrive in all of the neighborhoods where they are most needed.

If you are a consistent reader, consider a contribution to help fund the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC
Celebrate National Mentoring Month - every Month!
During January there will be weekly activities that focus attention on mentoring and recognize youth and volunteers who are involved. At the end of the month will be the annual Mentoring Summit, which will be held virtually again this year due to Covid19.

Find Mentoring Month activities - click here

Mentor Summit details - click here

Follow #MentoringMonth on Twitter and share your own ideas.
Visit the New Tutor/Mentor Library

Chicago Area Tutor and/or Mentor Programs

You can now find a list of Chicago area programs that include various forms of volunteer-based tutoring and/or mentoring at this link.

These are organizes by the section of the city or suburbs where the organization is located.
These programs are also shown on a map at this link.

If you know of programs that are not listed, or no longer operating, please contact Dan Bassill at tutormentor 2 at earthlink.net.
Additional youth serving programs
In the new version of the library greater emphasis is given to other types of youth serving organizations in Chicago, as well as to tutor/mentor programs and networks throughout the USA and the world.

All represent models that leaders in any city can learn from in efforts to constantly try to make every program world class in how well it serves youth and volunteers.

Find this page at this link.
Resource Library
This is the home page of the Tutor/Mentor Resource Links library. Find the link on the left side of the www.tutormentorexchange.net site, under HOT LINKS.

There are 19 categories ranging from philanthropy, to volunteer recruitment, to technology and community building and collaboration. When you open this page all 19 categories will also appear on the left side under HOT LINKS.

Each category has a link that opens to a page that shows sub categories. See an example below.
Sub Categories of library
This section has links focused on poverty, inequality, social justice, prevention, housing and community development, gangs and more. It has 8 sub categories.

When you open any sub category link you'll find a list of websites, in alphabetical order.

New sites are added regularly so visit often.
Law, Justice Links
This is the list of links under the "law, justice links" category. Scroll through the list to see what's there. Open any link to go to the organization's website.

As I've built the library I've also looked for Twitter accounts and added these to lists on my @tutormentorteam account.

Every category in the library follows this format.
Concept Map Library
Pages in the concept map library will continue to point to sections in the new Tutor/Mentor web library. This is the "research" cMap.

View the entire collection of concept maps at
Below are resources to use to help youth in your community.
Recent Tutor/Mentor Blog articles:

Mentoring Month blog articles from past years - click here

Where It All Began: Tutor/Mentor Connection - click here

My Dreams Keep Taking Me Back - click here

Vertical and Horizontal Social Capital - click here

Cabrini-Green: Broken Promises - click here

Strong Headwinds Swamp Efforts to Help Kids in Poverty Areas - click here

Building a Super Bowl of Support for Youth Serving Organizations - click here

Using Wakalet to share stories - click here

Bookmark these Tutor/Mentor Resources

* Resource Library - click here

* Strategy PDFs by Tutor/Mentor - click here

* Concept Map library - click here

* Mapping for Justice blog - click here

* Work done by interns - click here

* Digital Divide resources - click here

* Blogs I follow using Inoreader - click here
Resources & Announcements

* National Mentoring Virtual Summit, Jan 26-28, 2022. Registration open. click here

* Chicago Mentoring Collaborative - click here

* MyChiMyFuture - City of Chicago - visit site and find map of activities for youth - click here

* Chicago Public Schools locator map - click here

* Chicago Health Atlas - click here

* Strengthening Chicago Youth website, click here;  blog - click here

* To & Through Project website - click here

* Thrive Chicago collaboration - click here

* Chicago Learning Exchange - click here

* Incarceration Reform Resource Center - click here

* AfterSchool Alliance - resource center - click here

* National Mentoring Resource Center - click here

* ChiHackNight - remote civic technology meet-up; every Tuesday in Chicago - see weekly agenda

* Chicago Youth Serving Organizations in Intermediary Roles - click here
Thank you for reading. Thank you for contributions.
Sharing the information in this newsletter and on the Tutor/Mentor websites is a way anyone can help build and sustain youth tutor/mentor and learning programs
Each year a few readers have sent contributions to help fund the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, either by making a gift in recognition of my December 19th birthday or to the FundTMI campaign. Thank you.

Make a 2022 FundT/MI gift at this link
About this newsletter.

While I try to send this only once a month, I write blog articles weekly. Throughout the newsletter I post links to a few of the articles published in the past month or earlier. I encourage you to spend a little time each week reading these articles and following the links. Use the ideas and presentations in group discussions with other people who are concerned about the same issues.

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Thank you for reading and sharing the ideas in this newsletter.
Good luck to you in 2022. Stay safe!
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