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What will it take to help all kids born in poverty be starting jobs and careers by age 25? This question needs to be asked and answered in thousands of places.

What will it take to help all kids born in poverty be starting jobs and careers by age 25? This question needs to be asked and answered in thousands of places.

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  • 1. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection What will it take to assure that all youth born or living in high poverty are entering careers by age 25? What Role Does Mentoring Have? What can we learn from others? Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net for permission to use.
  • 2. A ‘ birth to work’ mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC To SUCCEED T/MC Goal: We must recruit business leaders who will use their Help inner-city youth resources in PULLING Youth to Careers reach Careers. School-Time Programs High Career Pre-K K - 5th 5th - 6th 6th - 8th School Track 3-5 PM Non-School Programs After 5 PM and Weekend Programs To SUCCEED We must help tutor/mentor program leaders, volunteers, schools and parents be more effective in PUSHING Youth to Careers Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Skype: dbassill Pg 2
  • 3. SHARING RESPONSIBILITY To finish school andPrograms serving youth in one age level, enter a career… …youth who participate inor one time frame, can do better work if great K-8 programs still needthe child comes to them better prepared. support to finish high school, college and to enter careers. School-Time Programs High Career Pre-K K - 5th 5th - 6th 6th - 8th School Track 3-5 PM Non-School Programs After 5 PM and Weekend Programs EXAMPLE A program serving 5th and 6th grade kids These are feeder programs. If is able to do more if programs serving kids have access to good K-5 the SAME kids in K-5 have laid a programs they will perform better reading/math learning/motivation in 5th and 6th grade and high foundation. school programs.Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 3
  • 4. THE GOAL IS NOT TO FINISH 6TH GRADE. IT’S TO REACH A CAREER. Every program serving youth on this time line needs volunteers, dollars, technology, etc. School-Time Programs High Career Pre-K K - 5th 5th - 6th 6th - 8th School Track 3-5 PM Non-School Programs After 5 PM and Weekend Programs Agencies that help each other do more to help kids stay in school and reach careers. Instead of competing for resources, the T/MC seeks to help programs work together to increase the availability of resources for all tutor/mentor programs.Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 4
  • 5. We use maps and charts to create visual understanding • The light pink shaded areas have poverty rates of 20% and above. • Poverty rates in the dark red areas are 40% and above. • Icons on this map are schools placed on the Illinois State Warning list in November 2009. • Other icons show locations of known non-school tutoring and/or mentoring programs. • Children growing up in theseCHICAGO neighborhoods need extra adults to help them reach Pg 5 careers. Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  • 6. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection The Tutor/Mentor Connection* seeks to help quality tutor/mentor programs grow in every poverty area of the city and suburbs of Chicago. *The Tutor/Mentor Connection was created in 1993 to help volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs grow in the Chicago area. It operated as part of the Cabrini Connections site based tutor/mentor program, a 501-c-3 non profit until June 2011. It now operates as a program of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, which was created in July 2011 to support the continued work of the T/MC in Chicago and to help similar groups grow in other cities throughout the world.Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 6
  • 7. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection Programs should be available for every age group, during school hours, 3-5pm hours and in the evening and weekend hours. School-Time Programs High Career Pre-K K - 5th 5th - 6th 6th - 8th School Track 3-5 PM Non-School Programs After 5 PM and Weekend Programs This idea can be communicated using a variety of different visualizations, yet how many leaders use graphics like this to show their commitment to long-term youth development goals.Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 7
  • 8. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection This sequence of services represents steps of a ladder to a career for any youth. In poverty areas disadvantaged youth have less support at each step. 6th Grade: ï reading and 4th and 5th Grade: writing programs ï reading to kids ï tutoring ï tutoring ï interest building ï interest building ï creative ï creative stimulation stimulation ï tutor/mentor role First to Third ï tutor/mentor role model Grade: model ï service learning ï reading to kids ï service learning ï Junior Pre School: ï tutoring ï Junior Achievement ï interest building Achievement ï Bank at School ïafter school care ï creative ï Bank at School programs ï reading to kids stimulation programsCopywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 8
  • 9. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection At each stage there are actions that can support a young person’s growth to the next stage of development. Senior: ï advanced reading and writing programs ï tutoring in specific subjects ï interest building/travel programs ï creative stimulation 9th to 11th grade: ï tutor/mentor role model ï reading and writing ï service learning/peer tutoring programs ï College Bridge Programs ï tutoring ï Career planning ï interest building ï Apprentice Programs, part time jobs ï creative stimulation ï Summer Internships 7th and 8th Grade: ï tutor/mentor role model ï reading and writing ï College applications ï service learning help/scholarships programs ï Junior Achievement ï tutoring ï Vocational program research ï Bank at School/career ï interest building awareness programs ï creative stimulation ï College Bridge Programs ï tutor/mentor role model ï Job skills training/ ï service learning Shadowing ï Junior Achievement ï Bank at School programs ï Job skills training/ ShadowingCopywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 9
  • 10. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection The T/MC is organizing this information and leading actions that encourage any stakeholder to find and use it to build better programs Life long learning and service to family and country: Age 25 to 85: ï Career growth What does it take for Post HS Graduation: ï Life Long every youth born in ï Career planning Learning ï Career Mentoring poverty to have this ï Apprentice Programs, part time jobs ï Learning through opportunity? ï Summer Internships Service ï College and/or ï Helping others Vocational program climb the ladder ï First fulltime job ï Mentoring in the workplace ï Service learning/peer tutoringCopywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 10
  • 11. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor ConnectionBecause of a lack of knowledge,competition, and isolation, many groupsconstantly are duplicating the efforts ofothers in trying to build programs thathelp kids from poverty to careers. The Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) seeks to build a “learning network” where each stakeholder can borrow and use the ideas of others. Http://www.tutormentorconnection.org tutormentor2@earthlink.net Skype “dbassill” Pg 11
  • 12. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection The T/MC experience comes from leading a volunteer-based tutor/mentor program in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood of Chicago from 1975 to 2011. Many of the ideas we use in our own program came from ideas we were collecting and sharing about other programs via the Internet, a newsletter and a sequence of May and November leadership conferences.Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 12
  • 13. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor ConnectionKNOWLEDGEThe T/MC is collecting and organizinginformation about service availability inChicago and other cities.• Existing programs• Different time frames:• Different Age Groups:• Different Neighborhoods:• Different Services:• Existing research Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 13
  • 14. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor ConnectionExisting Programs -- Different Neighborhoods: • The T/MC has created a Program Locator data base* listing more than 200 Chicago sites that offer various forms of tutoring and/or mentoring. • T/MC maps visually show the distribution of existing programs and where there are voids. * Search the Tutor/Mentor Program Locator database at www.tutormentorprogramlocator.netCopywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 14
  • 15. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor ConnectionDifferent time frames• 9PM-3PM, during the school day, when schools are open• 3-5PM After School, at schools or non-school programs• 5-8PM & weekend, when workplace volunteers are more available to make long-term weekly commitments Http://www.tutormentorconnection.org tutormentor2@earthlink.net Skype “dbassill” Pg 15
  • 16. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection Different age groups T/MC focuses on three age groups, recognizing that pre-school programs are also needed. • Grade K-6 • Grade 7-9 • Grade 10-workCopywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 16
  • 17. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection Different Services: Not all programs offer every form of learning. Age appropriate programs are needed in every neighborhood • safe place • arts • mentoring • teamwork • tutoring • technology • reading/writing • science • critical thinking • math • communicating • recreationCopywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 17
  • 18. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection Existing Knowledge: This map of Chicago was created to • T/MC creates maps shows programs showing program available to high school availability. youth in the evening hours. • T/MC web site links connect stakeholders with thousands of other tutor/mentor resourcesCopywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 18
  • 19. Information shared via Interactive Zip Code Search Map Visitors can use this map and a program locator search screen to determine the availability of tutoring and/or mentoring programs in different parts of the Chicago region. Flash Intro to Program Locator: http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net/Intro.aspxCopywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 19
  • 20. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection Information collected by T/MC • Helps CURRENT volunteers, donors, business partners, etc. find useful knowledge and make better decisions • Helps EXISTING programs grow and improve • Helps NEW PROGRAMS start, and succeed • Builds and sustains flow of RESOURCES to programs in each neighborhoodCopywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 20
  • 21. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection Interactive web sites enable any stakeholder to contribute their own knowledge link to the T/MC library • http://www.tutormentorexchange.net • http://www.tutormentorconnection.org * http://tutormentor.blogspot.com This makes organizations throughout the world partners in this ‘tutor/mentor learning network’Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 21
  • 22. Connecting With Others on Internet http://debategraph.org/mentoring_kids_to_careers This is one place where anyone can share ideas and strategies for mentoring youth through school and into jobs and careers. Anyone can use these ideas at any time in their own community. Another portal is http://tutormentorconnecti on.ning.comCopywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 22
  • 23. A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection Technology Arts, Culture. Communications Religion Government Insurance Education Healthcare Hospitality Our strategy is to enlist Science, Math Recreation volunteers and leaders Engineering from every industry as partners in helping kids Natural Resources reach careers. Manufacturing Agriculture Transportation Finance, Personal & Built environment Retailing Business Services Engineering WholesalingCopywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 23
  • 24. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor ConnectionT/MC organizes events in the Chicagoregion that draw programs together to useits knowledge, and to build publicinvolvement in the tutor/mentormovement* August/September Chicagoland Volunteer Recruitment Campaign* November and May Tutor/Mentor Leadership Conferences Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Skype: dbassill Pg 24
  • 25. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection • “If this (initiative) is accepted and acted upon, it can change the way philanthropy and charities work together in America and throughout the world. It can change the future for millions of kids born into poverty each year.” » --Daniel F. Bassill, President of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and the Tutor/Mentor ConnectionCopywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 25
  • 26. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection Tutor/Mentor Connection Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Twitter @tutormentorteam Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/TutorMentorInstitute