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August 2022 eNews
August 2022 - Issue 213
Support Youth Tutor and Mentor Programs
School is starting all over the country and volunteer-based tutor and mentor programs are recruiting. Some have great communications and public visibility. Some are not as well known. However, good programs are needed in every high poverty neighborhood.

That's why we maintain a list of Chicago area tutor and/or mentor programs, organized by sections of the city and suburbs. This can help you find programs near where you live or work, or see where more programs are needed.

At this time of the year I urge you to do all you can to help these programs.
In this newsletter I'm also pointing to civil liberties resources from the Tutor/Mentor library. You can use these to prepare for the November 2022 election and what happens after that.

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.

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Prepare for Back-to-School
Look for ways to help recruit volunteers for all youth tutor and/or mentor programs in your city.

Review these articles about volunteer recruitment
Use Chicago area tutor/mentor program list to learn about youth serving groups in your area.

Visit the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC site and look at the three lists where we point to Chicago area tutor and/or mentor programs. Look for the "volunteer" and "get involved" pages. Then, contact programs directly to learn more ways to help.
Find links to more volunteer recruitment resources on this concept map.

This points to our list of Chicago programs but to many other resources you can use to find volunteer opportunities or share information about your organization. The lists cover the entire USA.

View the HOMEWORK HELP concept map, too. click here
5 Quick Ideas for Back-to-School
I saw this list of ideas from XQ Institute on Twitter, which is where I find new ideas every day.

Here's the website. Take a look and see what you are able to add to your own teaching and learning.
Engage imagination and talents of students in climate action
Here's another resource for teaching and learning that I found on Twitter.

The Agam Agenda and the global organization Climate Reality Project are collaborating to link the imagination of writers and artists speaking on climate change. Visit the website and learn ways you and your students might be involved.
Readers Guide to African Books and Folktales
Since 2013 I've been connected to a network of educators on various social media platforms. Here's a post on Twitter from a retired teacher who collects information about FREE books available on the Internet. Here's the website.
Chicago Youth Programs, Inc. featured in WTTW article.

It's great to see a Chicago tutor/mentor program featured in news reports. Take a look at this article about Chicago Youth Programs, Inc.. Click here to read the story.
Volunteer Training Resources

While every tutor and mentor program offers some type of orientation and training at the start of the year, volunteers need to be learning on an on-going basis. This section of the Tutor/Mentor library has resources to support volunteer training.
Below are resources to use to help youth in your community.
Recent additions to web library
I started the Tutor/Mentor web library in the late 1990s and I've added new links weekly. In late 2021 I moved the entire library to a different website and no longer have the same search features, making it more difficult for users to know what's been added recently. Thus, I've created this page, showing new additions since early July.
Recent Tutor/Mentor Blog articles:

Tips for Volunteers in Tutor/Mentor Programs - click here

My Aug 4-11 week on Twitter - click here

Mapping Social Capital - click here

My 30 year history of mapping - click here

"Good to Great" philosophy - click here

"What if?" Looking Past. Looking Forward - click here

It's a Democracy, If you can Keep It. - click here

Creating Visual Essays - Since 1990s - click here

Bookmark these Tutor/Mentor Resources

* Resource Library - click here

* Strategy PDFs by Tutor/Mentor - click here

* Concept Map library - click here

* Work done by interns - click here

* Digital Divide resources - click here

* Political Action resources - click here

* Featured collections on Wakeletclick here

* Tutor/Mentor Institute Videos - click here

* Chicago Youth Serving Organizations in Intermediary Roles - click here to view a concept map showing many organizations working to help improve the lives of Chicago area youth. Follow the links.
Resources & Announcements

* TechForward Conference: Transforming Nonprofits Through Technology - Sept 18-20. Learn more

* Write Out 2022 - October. Focus on STEM - click here

* Independent Sectors - new website - click here

* New Pathways - Roadmap for American Schools - click here

* Segregation and School Funding - click here

* To & Through Project website - click here: Follow on Twitter - @UChiToThrough

* Center for Effective Philanthropy - click here

* Forefront -Illinois' statewide association of nonprofits, foundations and advisors. click here

* National Mentoring Partnership, resources - click here

* Proven Tutoring - coalition of independent tutoring providers - click here

* The Chicago Community Trust on Twitter - click here

* Chicago Mentoring Collaborative - click here

* Chicago Public Schools locator map - click here

* Chicago Health Atlas - click here

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

* Thrive Chicago collaboration - click here

* Chicago Learning Exchange - click here

* Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative - click here

* Incarceration Reform Resource Center - click here

* AfterSchool Alliance - resource center - click here

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

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