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October 2020 - Issue 193
What's on your Holiday List?
Everyone's still dealing with Covid19 and the stress of the November election. The impact on youth and families living in high poverty areas has been even more severe than elsewhere.

This is especially true for school-age kids who are forced to learn from home, using inadequate technology, with too little social/emotional connections with peers or supportive adults.

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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List of Chicago Area Youth Tutor, Mentor and Learning Programs

Since 1993 I've maintained a list of Chicago area non-school tutor, mentor and learning programs, and their websites, with two goals:

a) I can help them attract volunteers and donors;

b) I can help them learn from each other

I point to this list from my blog, my websites and using social media. For this to have value, programs need to keep websites updated. Volunteers can help them do this.
List of Facebook Pages of Chicago Area Tutor, Mentor and learning programs.

Many programs are posting information to Facebook. If you are following them these will show up on your timeline. Maybe.

I've created a list pointing to the Facebook pages of more than 100 programs that are on my primary list (see above). Using this you can find programs and click the link to see what they are posting any time you want.

If many people do this it will help draw attention, volunteers and donors to many different organizations.
Chicago Youth Programs - Twitter List

Most of the organizations in my main list have a Twitter account, though too many do not post to this regularly.

I maintain this list, which enables anyone to scroll through posts daily to see what information programs are sharing, and to go to the program's website to learn more.

Most Chicago media use Twitter. Thus if many youth programs are posting, and others are re-Tweeting, we attract media attention.

I'm on Twitter @tutormentorteam.
Learn Role of Intermediaries (blue box)

This article shows the role of Tutor/Mentor Connection/Institute, LLC as an intermediary, connecting people with information, like our lists of Chicago programs, and encouraging people to use that information to help tutor, mentor and learning programs reach K-12 youth in more parts of the Chicago region (and other cities if they duplicate the T/MC).

There are others filling this intermediary role. I point to them with this concept map, and this list of FB pages.
Help mentor-rich non-school tutor, mentor and learning programs grow.

At the right is one of many graphics you'll find on the http://tutormentor.blogspot.com site that visualize a goal of helping kids through school with an extra network of adults taking roles as tutors, mentors, coaches, etc.

I encourage the Intermediaries I point at to build their own resource lists and to add links to my sites and each other. I encourage everyone to encourage donors to visit youth program websites and use the information shared to make funding decisions.
Below are resources to use to help youth in your community.
Recent Tutor/Mentor blog articles:

* Understand Racism, Using a Map - click here

* Supporting America's Mayors - click here

* Digging Deeper into T/MC resources - click here

* Our Children Need Your Help - Volunteer Recruitment Campaign History - click here

* Recruiting Sports Stars as Leaders - click here

* Strategy PDFs by Tutor/Mentor - click here

* Concept Map library - click here

* Mapping for Justice blog - click here

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

* Blogs I follow using Inoreader - click here
* National Mentoring Resource Center - Covid-19 resources - click here

* MyChiMyFuture - City of Chicago - 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

*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.
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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