ROLE OF LEADERS
in a Tutor/Mentor Connection
Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box...
What will it take to assure that all youth in every poverty
area of Chicago are entering careers by age 25?
How can
you an...
T/MC Goal: Help inner-
city youth reach Careers.
To SUCCEED
We must recruit business
leaders who will use their
resources ...
SHARING RESPONSIBILITY
To finish school and
enter a career…
…youth who participate in
great K-8 programs still need
suppor...
THE GOAL IS NOT TO FINISH 6TH GRADE, OR HIGH SCHOOL.
IT’S TO REACH A LIVING WAGE JOB AND CAREER.
Agencies that help each o...
What is involved? What can a business
leader do?
Http://www.tutormentorconnection.org tutormentor2@earthlink.net
The follo...
Insurance
Healthcare
Arts, Culture.
Religion Government
Education
Science,
Math
Engineering
Manufacturing
Transportation
R...
Step 1. Leadership Commitment
Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net
Make a top-level commitment to...
http://tinyurl.com/tmc-strategy-map
Put your name/picture in blue box. Make this commitment.
View map live. Click nodes at...
Step 2. Appoint a “get it done” leader
Http://www.tutormentorconnection.org tutormentor2@earthlink.net
Appoint senior mana...
Step 3. Do your homework.
Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net
Establish a forum (research and pl...
Use Maps in Planning
If businesses, faith groups, hospitals, etc.
use maps like this, they can build a
strategy that engag...
Step 4. Advertise. Educate. Communicate.
Http://www.tutormentorconnection.org tutormentor2@earthlink.net
Begin a communica...
Step 5. Recognition leads to Expansion.
Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net
Provide recognition ...
Step 6. Encourage networking.
Http://www.tutormentorconnection.org tutormentor2@earthlink.net
Provide a forum for voluntee...
Step 7. Year-to-year growth & process
improvement.
Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net
No succes...
The goal is not a few good programs
in a few places. Chicago, and every
other city, needs comprehensive,
volunteer-based p...
Many are already providing this type of
leadership.
Http://www.tutormentorconnection.org tutormentor2@earthlink.net
If you...
If the Tutor/Mentor Connection was
no longer leading this process...
Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earth...
T/MC Leadership
Role
To achieve the outcomes at the
top of this pyramid, the work
done at the base of this pyramid
must co...
Learn more. View other Tutor/Mentor Connection Power Point Essays.
* http://www.tutormentorconnection.org
• http://www.tut...
The world only
changes one day at a
time for any of us.
Children and youth
living in poverty face
greater challenges than
...
Tutor/Mentor Learning Network: A Theory of
Change proposed by the Tutor/Mentor Connection
“If this (initiative) is accepte...
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  1. 1. ROLE OF LEADERS in a Tutor/Mentor Connection Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net http://www.tutormentorexchange.net http://www.tutormentorconnection.org Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  2. 2. What will it take to assure that all youth in every poverty area of Chicago are entering careers by age 25? How can you and your industry help? Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  3. 3. T/MC Goal: Help inner- city youth reach Careers. To SUCCEED We must recruit business leaders who will use their resources in PULLING Youth to Careers To SUCCEED We must help tutor/mentor program leaders, volunteers, schools and parents be more effective in PUSHING Youth to Careers School-Time Programs 3-5 PM Non-School Programs Pre-K K - 5th 5th - 6th 6th - 8th High School Career Track After 5 PM and Weekend Programs For all kids this is a 25 year process. For children born in poverty it’s a more difficult journey. Pg 3 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654
  4. 4. SHARING RESPONSIBILITY To finish school and enter a career… …youth who participate in great K-8 programs still need support to finish high school, college and to enter careers. EXAMPLE A program serving 5th and 6th grade kids is able to do more if programs serving the SAME kids in K-5 have laid a reading/math learning/motivation foundation. School-Time Programs 3-5 PM Non-School Programs Pre-K K - 5th 5th - 6th 6th - 8th High School Career Track After 5 PM and Weekend Programs Programs serving youth in one age level, or one time frame, can do better work if the child comes to them better prepared. These are feeder programs. If kids have access to good K-5 programs they will perform better in 5th and 6th grade and high school programs. Pg 4Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654
  5. 5. THE GOAL IS NOT TO FINISH 6TH GRADE, OR HIGH SCHOOL. IT’S TO REACH A LIVING WAGE JOB AND CAREER. 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. School-Time Programs 3-5 PM Non-School Programs Pre-K K - 5th 5th - 6th 6th - 8th High School Career Track After 5 PM and Weekend Programs Every program serving youth on this time line needs volunteers, dollars, technology, etc. Pg 5Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654
  6. 6. What is involved? What can a business leader do? Http://www.tutormentorconnection.org tutormentor2@earthlink.net The following pages show steps a leader can take to assure that comprehensive mentoring-to-career programs are in every poverty area, or near every poorly performing school. Pg 6
  7. 7. Insurance Healthcare Arts, Culture. Religion Government Education Science, Math Engineering Manufacturing Transportation Retailing Wholesaling Built environment Engineering Natural Resources Agriculture Finance, Personal & Business Services Hospitality Recreation Technology Communications Leaders are needed from every sector: business, professions, civic, education, religion and social sectors. Business must take the lead in PULLING youth To careers Pg 7 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654
  8. 8. Step 1. Leadership Commitment Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Make a top-level commitment to support youth development, and volunteer-based tutoring, mentoring, as part of a diversity and workforce development strategy If the leader does not really believe in this strategy, there will be few followers willing to make the extra effort needed for truly innovative work. Pg 8
  9. 9. http://tinyurl.com/tmc-strategy-map Put your name/picture in blue box. Make this commitment. View map live. Click nodes at bottom of each element. Pg 9 Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  10. 10. Step 2. Appoint a “get it done” leader Http://www.tutormentorconnection.org tutormentor2@earthlink.net Appoint senior manager as the CEO’s personal representative Recruit a leader from your organization’s marketing or strategic planning. Involve people who have responsibility for growing the company's business. These are people who see opportunities where others see limits. These are people who always see a glass as “half full”. These are people who will innovate new ways to engage the resources of your company in workforce development strategies. Pg 10
  11. 11. Step 3. Do your homework. Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Establish a forum (research and planning team) to review and prioritize involvement opportunities What are the needs? What is the organization doing now to meet these needs? What is the organization doing within a one-mile radius of its facilities, or where employees live? Find out what the competition is doing. What are innovations that could boost company profits, morale, productivity while helping develop a future generation of productive workers and loyal customers. Link to Internet libraries where this information is available for all employees, not just your planning team. Read essays at http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/library Study concept maps at http://www.tutormentorconference.org/conceptmaps.asp Use Internet Libraries like http://www.tutormentorconnection.org to learn about tutor/mentor programs, and workforce development strategies. Pg 11
  12. 12. Use Maps in Planning If businesses, faith groups, hospitals, etc. use maps like this, they can build a strategy that engages employees and customers from all locations, and reaches youth around all of those in high poverty areas. See maps like this at http://mappingforjustice.blogspot.com And http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/search/lab el/maps Pg 12 Us map platforms to build custom maps to support strategies around specific stores and facilities. Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654
  13. 13. Step 4. Advertise. Educate. Communicate. Http://www.tutormentorconnection.org tutormentor2@earthlink.net Begin a communications and advocacy program Use company web site, newsletter, bulletin board, advertising, in-store marketing, etc to show why it is important for the organization and its members to get involved in mentoring-to-career programs. Profile employees, customers, or friends/family members who are already involved with tutor/mentor programs. Build web links to tutor/mentor programs that already exist, or that already get funding from the company. This leadership role seems the most difficult for organizations to take, yet it is the least expensive and has the highest impact. Visit http://tinyurl.com/TMI-ChiProgramLinks to learn about tutor/mentor programs in the Chicago region. Visit http://www.volunteermatch.org to locate volunteer opportunities nationwide. Pg 13
  14. 14. Step 5. Recognition leads to Expansion. Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Provide recognition for those who become involved, such as breakfast with the CEO. Profiling volunteers and the programs where they volunteer not only recognizes volunteer involvement, but shares examples of effective practice and encourages others to volunteer, or provide financial support, to the same organization. Pg 14 Encourage the number of people involved to grow from year to year
  15. 15. Step 6. Encourage networking. Http://www.tutormentorconnection.org tutormentor2@earthlink.net Provide a forum for volunteers to network and share their experiences within the company and with others in the city. This encourages others to become involved. It also builds volunteers for your strategic planning team. Build a web page where employees can post information about the places where they volunteer and ask for help or share information. Companies with multiple locations in a city or across the nation can help workers develop informal relationships with each other. These can lead to greater worker productivity and can impact diversity goals within an organization. Set up Internet forums such as http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com or create on-line forums, like cMOOCs (see http://clmooc.educatorinnovator.org/2015/, where volunteers from different branches of the company can share information about their volunteer experience in a tutor/mentor program. Pg 15
  16. 16. Step 7. Year-to-year growth & process improvement. Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net No successful enterprise was built in a day, week or even a few years. Why should a successful mentoring-to-career program be any different? A CEO understands this. He/she encourages constant improvement in the enterprise. The CEO who asks for a review of the company's progress and results on the above steps shows that his/her commitment is a priority. Each year as the CEO and members of the organization look back at results they will be amazed by the growth over a period of years in what they have accomplished. Use your blog to document and share the progress of your organization in building knowledge, increasing public awareness, increasing employee involvement and the flow of resources to tutor/mentor programs. Pg 16
  17. 17. The goal is not a few good programs in a few places. Chicago, and every other city, needs comprehensive, volunteer-based programs in every high poverty neighborhood . We created the Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) in 1993 to help programs like Cabrini Connections grow in every poverty neighborhood of the city and suburbs of Chicago. We created the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC in 2011 to help the T/MC continue to develop in Chicago and to help similar intermediaries grow in other cities. * http://www.tutormentorexchange.net* http://www.tutormentorconnection.org Chicago While we operated a single tutor/mentor program in one neighborhood... Pg. 17 Cabrini Connections* serves teens in the Cabrini- Green area of Chicago Tutor/Mentor Connection* helps programs like Cabrini Connections grow in every poverty area of the city and suburbs Light gray areas have poverty concentrations of 20% or higher. Dark gray areas have poverty levels of 40% and above. Black dots are organizations that offer various forms of volunteer-based tutoring or mentoring Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654
  18. 18. Many are already providing this type of leadership. Http://www.tutormentorconnection.org tutormentor2@earthlink.net If you are one, please contact the T/MC so we can unite with you, or you can add your support to capacity building actions in the Chicago region. Show your volunteer involvement and workforce development strategy on your company web site, and add a link on the http://www.tutormentorconnection.org web site. Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net to connect your strategy to the Tutor/Mentor Connection Pg 18
  19. 19. If the Tutor/Mentor Connection was no longer leading this process... Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Can you provide that leadership? Will you? Many Leaders are Needed, in Every Industry, Every Neighborhood, and Every City. Pg 19
  20. 20. T/MC Leadership Role To achieve the outcomes at the top of this pyramid, the work done at the base of this pyramid must continue each year. Database Volunteer Mobilization Building a network of tutor/mentor leaders Building Better Understanding of Needs, Opportunities Actions that increase the flow of resources to each program Better programs in more places for more age groups More youth stay in school, are safe in non-school hours, graduate, and move to careers THE RESULT As long as there are leaders willing to do this work, there can be a Tutor/Mentor Connection. Pg 20 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654
  21. 21. Learn more. View other Tutor/Mentor Connection Power Point Essays. * http://www.tutormentorconnection.org • http://www.tutormentorexchange.net • http://tutormentor.blogspot.com * http://debategraph.org/mentoring_kids_to_careers Email: tutormentor2@earthlink.net Learn more about how you and your company can be leaders in mentoring inner city youth to careers. Visit these web sites: Pg 21 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654
  22. 22. The world only changes one day at a time for any of us. Children and youth living in poverty face greater challenges than most. Why Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC)? From 1993 to June 2011 the T/ MC operated as partner to the Cabrini Connections tutor/mentor program in Chicago, under one 501-c-3 non profit board of directors. Due to financial pressure the T/MC was separated from the Cabrini Connections program in June 2011 and the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC was created to provide alternative strategies for generating revenue to continue to operate the Tutor/Mentor Connection in Chicago while helping similar intermediary structures grow in other cities. The names will be used interchangeably in many of our materials since both focus on the same mission. Become a volunteer, partner, sponsor or investor. Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net While we operate as a social enterprise and do not have a non-profit tax structure, the money we raise covers the costs of the work we are doing. If you want to support this process with a financial contribution, send your gift to Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 Pg 21
  23. 23. Tutor/Mentor Learning Network: A Theory of Change proposed by 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 Connection http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Twitter @tutormentorteam Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net

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