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Nov-Dec 2020 - Issue 194

Never Stop Learning. Never Stop Helping.
This holiday season will be much lonelier for many due to Covid19. But for many there will be ZOOM family gatherings and new ways to connect and learn. However, youth and families living in high poverty areas will still struggle more than others due to low access to digital tools and services.
Maybe during this holiday season you can spend a little time learning about digital access and remote learning issues, then spend time in 2021 helping to close these gaps.
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, and to help understand and respond to these over-riding challenges.
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Learn from others during this holiday season.

Covid19 makes the 2020 holiday season one of isolation and remote learning for everyone. I wish all to stay safe, and to stay engaged.

Since 1993 I've maintained a list of Chicago area non-school tutor, mentor and learning programs, and their websites. Many are sharing ways they are connecting youth and volunteers. Visit their websites. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter. As you see good ideas, borrow them. Share your own. Make this a gift of giving during this holiday season.
Dig into tutor/mentor web library

* Homework & learning help - click here
* Poverty, racism, inequality - click here
* Impact of Covid19; What's next? - click here
* Digital divide research & articles - click here
* Hub of information and tools to help teachers during Covid19 - click here
* Resources from Afterschool Alliance - click her
* eLearning eNcyclopedia - click here
* Genius Hour - get kids involved - click here
* Ideas for teaching on-line - click here
* Recommended Learning Resources on YouTube - click here
What I'm sharing

The graphic at the left is from a presentation I watched recently. The topic was "Talent Retention in Low Status Communities." I shared this video in this blog article.

In another article, I pointed to sites that are aggregating information, similar to what Tutor/Mentor Connection has been doing. In this I also pointed to a panel discussion on this week's College Promise Career's Institute.
Don't "Ride By" Poverty. Get Involved.

I've used maps since 1993 with a goal that people who commute to and from work through Chicago's high poverty neighborhoods would begin to search map-directories and find youth programs along their routes that they could support with time, talent, advocacy, youth jobs and dollars.

Here's a recent article where I included this graphic. During this holiday season and beyond, get to know programs along your commute, then share with others. Help build support for all of them.

Below are resources to use to help youth in your community.

Resources from Tutor/Mentor:

* List of Chicago area youth Tutor and/or Mentor programs, plus other resources for finding youth programs - click here

* Facebook pages of Chicago area youth programs - click here

* Strategy PDFs by Tutor/Mentor -
click here

* Concept Map library -
click here

* Mapping for Justice blog -
click here

* Blog article showing short links to resources hosted in Tutor/Mentor library and websites - click here

* Hashtags I follow on Twitter. Use to expand your own network -
click here

* Blogs I follow using
Inoreader- click here

Chicago Youth Serving Organizations in Intermediary Roles-click here
Please help update this cMap and the links in the Tutor/Mentor web library. Just email me with additions or changes.
*GivingTuesday 2020will be Dec. 1, 2020. Click here for details.  NOTE: There will not be an #ILGive campaign hosted by Forefront this year.

* 2021 National Mentoring Summit will be a remote conference this year. Early bird registration fee is $75.Click here for details.

* National Mentoring Resource Center - Covid-19 resources -click here

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

* Strengthening Chicago Youth web site,
click here; blog - click here

* Chicago Mentoring Collaborative - click here

* To & Through Project web site -
click here

* Incarceration Reform Digital Resource Center -
click here

* Chicago Learning Exchange - click here

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

Since 2011 I've supported Tutor/Mentor Connection via the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, which is not a 501-c-3. It's also not broadly funded. I've covered expenses through my own savings and the help of a few who make annual donations to me either via my December 19 birthday campaign, or my year-end fund me campaign. Below are links to each page. Please help if you can.

Dan's 74th Birthday
click here

Fund Tutor/Mentor Institute
click here

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