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October 2019 - Issue 183

School Has Started. Youth and Volunteers are Meeting in Non-School Programs. What's Next?

The ideas shared in this monthly newsletter can be used by youth organization leaders, resource providers, political leaders, universities, volunteers and youth to help mentor-rich programs thrive in all of the neighborhoods where they are most needed.

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This map shows non-school tutor and/or mentor programs operating in the far North part of Chicago. There are nearly 2100 youth, age 6-17 in the Rodgers Park area.

Is anyone asking, "Are there enough programs?"

The Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) was created in 1993 to help leaders ask and answer this question. Since 2011 the T/MC has been part of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC.

Over the past 25 years a huge library of information and ideas has been collected to help leaders make sure that a growing number of youth have access to well organized programs.

Browse that library at http://www.tutormentorexchange.net

View the full map, and my list of Chicago area youth tutor and/or mentor programs at https://mappingforjustice.blogspot.com/2018/08/use-this-map-and-list-to-find-volunteer.html
Resources for Volunteers, Youth, Staff and Parents
These are sections on the Tutor/Mentor web library with resources that can be used weekly in organized tutor/mentor programs and independent learning.

Here are sections to visit

* Homework help - click here

* Training resources - click here

* STEAM learning - click here

* Youth As Leaders - click here

* Blogs to learn from - click here

* Philanthropy issues - click here

View this video to see how to navigate the library.
Chicago's Mayor Launches
#EveryYouthConnected Initiative
This graphic shows a Tweet I posted on October 11th as I attended a planning meeting at Chicago's Cultural Center, where Mayor Lori Lightfoot launched her #EveryKidConnected initiative (which may have become #EveryYouthConnected by the end of the event.)

I was one of at least 200 who attended and many were people I've known from 1994-2015 Tutor/Mentor Leadership & Networking Conferences.

I wrote about the event on the Tutor/Mentor blog, showing my concern that this not be just another new initiative and that the ideas and resources of the Tutor/Mentor Connection be included in the planning.

To stay informed, and get connected, search the #EveryKidConnected hashtag on Twitter and follow updates that I'll post on my blog.
Talent, Ideas & Experience - Needed At Every
Youth Tutor and/or Mentor Program
Helping every non-school program throughout the city and suburbs attract and retain talented staff and volunteers can be one of the best ways to help young people move through school and into careers and adult lives.

Is there a role that colleges and universities can take in preparing young people for careers in non-school programs, and in supporting them through their career? Is there a role they can take in educating alumni to generously and consistently support these programs? I think so.

Browse articles in this section of the Tutor/Mentor Blob and use as thought-starters.
In the sections below are links that I point to often,
and that I've added recently.
* Web resources to help you find Chicago Tutor and/or Mentor Programs; use to find programs in other places, too. -click here

* Resources for fund raising -click here

* Social Justice, Poverty, Inequality, Housing resource links -click here

* Blog article showing links to sections of Tutor/Mentor web library -click here

* Web Annotation - blog articles -click here

* 2020 Presidential Campaign - research issues and candidates - click here

* Civic Engagement - resource map (recommend other links). -click here

* Strategy visualizations -click here

* Mapping for Justice blog -click here

* Hashtags I follow on Twitter. Use to expand your own network -click here
* Strengthening Chicago Youth web site,click here;blog -click here

* MENTOR Illinois, Annual Breakfast will be held on November 12th. -click here

* To & Through Project web site -click here

* Incarceration Reform Digital Resource Center -click here

* National Mentoring Partnership - training events -click here

* City of Chicago, CPS, links -click here

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

* Chicago Organizations in Intermediary Roles-click here NOTE: can you help me update this map. Who are other intermediary organizations in Chicago area?

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What are all the things we need to be thinking of is we want youth tutor mentor programs in all high poverty areas of Chicago.
Recent updates:

The Concept Map Library has a new page.
click here

If you've been following the Tutor/Mentor blog, or @tutormentorteam on Twitter, you've seen many concept maps that have been created since 2005. The entire collection is available on one page, using the link above.

Use these as thought starters, and create your own versions, to share your own resources and blueprints for helping every youth in your community get the support she needs to move through school and into adult lives.

The Resource Links library has been updated! Over the past 3 months, every link (more than 2000) was opened to make sure it works, or updated if needed. New links are added weekly.

Follow @tutormentorteam on Twitter and see ideas and resources that I'm highlighting. See how I point to Chicago Tutor/Mentor programs with my Tweets.
Sample Articles in Tutor/Mentor Library

* The Fading American Dream. Raj Chetty at Metropolitan Planning Council Luncheon - click here

* Wealth Inequality in America - Brookings.edu -click here

* Upswell - a social sector community sponsored by The Independent Sector - click here

* Zooniverse - people powered research -
click here

* Digital Promise Research Map -click here

* The Fracturing of Gangs and Violence in Chicago - 2019 UIC research - click here

* How are Programs Building Student's Social Capital? - click here
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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