Does your Mayor show a "master plan" to help youth born today be in jobs and careers in 25 years? Does the plan include maps and strategies to mobilize and distribute talent and operating dollars into every neighborhood with high poverty?
Does your volunteer-support strategy combine service with learning? Does it intend to convert tutors and mentors into leaders and capacity builders. This video is a recording of a flash animation created by University of Michigan Grad student to explain sthis concept. Play the flash animation at this link: http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/images/flash/vol_leadership.swf
Volunteers Talent, Time or Dollars to Help Inner-City Youth.
Since 1995 the Tutor/Mentor Connection has organized an annual volunteer recruitment campaign in Chicago to help all tutor/mentor programs attract volunteers. You can learn about more than 150 organizations that offer various forms of volunteer based tutoring and/or mentoring by using the Program Locator Directory. You can also browse a list of nearly 200 youth organization web sites at this link.
As you become involved with any of these programs expand your knowledge and impact by using the ideas and resources shared on the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC web sites. Our aim is to help constantly improving k-12 tutor/mentor programs reach more youth, and help more move through school and into jobs and careers.
Join the Recruitment Planning Team The Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC is looking for volunteers to help collect and maintain the information in the Program Locator Directory of Chicago tutoring/mentoring programs, and to help build and maintain web platforms that others can use to find different places throughout the Chicago region where they can help. Help is also needed to organize the November and May Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conferences. Visit the Groups section of the Tutor/Mentor Forum and join a group that interests you.
On this web site and others, the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection share many ideas that can be used by business, political, faith and philanthropic leaders on this web site, not just ideas that leaders and volunteers in tutor/mentor programs can use. We seek volunteers and partners to help communicate these ideas to larger numbers of people and to act as facilitators and consultants to help thousands of groups use this information to help high quality tutor/mentor programs grow in more places where they are needed.
Tutor/Mentor Connection maps, such as those in the Map Gallery and the Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locator, show where poverty and poorly performing schools are located in the Chicago area and where existing tutor/mentor programs operate. The volunteer recruitment campaign aims to draw volunteers to tutor/mentor programs operating in these parts of the city.
The campaign’s timing is linked to the start of each school year when all tutor/mentor programs in the region are looking for volunteers. The campaign officially kicks off in early August and runs through September.
There is no more critical an issue in America today than the education of our kids. The gap between rich and poor is growing because of the huge differences in educational opportunities available to kids in the inner cities and those in more affluent areas. The real work and responsibility of helping these children must be shared by every business, institution, and individual in Chicago and the suburbs. We all need to continually ask “What can I do to help make a brighter future a reality for our children?”