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Creating a Tutor/Mentor Connection on a University Campus

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What can universities do to help youth from all high poverty areas of the cities where they operate move more successfully through k-12 education, college, and then into jobs, careers and adult lives? This presentation shows a vision of a Tutor/Mentor Connection on one or more university campuses. It was created as a strategic planning document, thus can be the starting point for anyone to begin to research this idea and build a strategy for their own university.

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Creating a Tutor/Mentor Connection on a University Campus

  1. 1. ABC University’s Tutor/Mentor Connection: A Vision Of What’s Possible Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  2. 2. We do not know if such an initiative exists anywhere in Chicago or the country. This is a Vision of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC This is one of hundreds of essays and articles created by Daniel F. Bassill, D.H.L., since 1993 when the Tutor/Mentor Connection was launched in Chicago. These articles seek to inspire others to provide leadership that supports the growth and constant improvement of youth serving organizations reaching youth in high poverty areas of Chicago and other cities. Since 2011 the Chicago T/MC has been part of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC. Read other illustrated essays in the Tutor/Mentor Institute library at http://www.tutormentorexchange.net. While most of this information is FREE your purchase of this article helps provide revenue that enables this library to remain available. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 2 This presentation is intended to be used as a “starting point” for any university, or group within a university, who wants to adopt the Tutor/Mentor Connection strategy.
  3. 3. University Connection Vision The ABC University Tutor/Mentor Connection will be the first or second resource that anyone in the world visits to learn about poverty and the roles volunteer tutors/mentors can take in helping children grow up safely and move through high school and college into careers. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 3
  4. 4. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 4 How many ways can we visualize mentoring as a strategy for helping youth move through school and into careers?
  5. 5. Description of Need “Significantly shifting demographics combined with information age technological advancements have created a need to ensure that all students are well prepared to work in a Twenty-first Century economy.” Debbie O’Leary, Assistant Director of Communications, School of Education, IUPUI, “Bridging The Gap: A seamless P-16 Education System is the Answer”, Insight, Fall 2003 Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 5
  6. 6. Description of Need Young people who have the most severe unmet needs in their lives are particularly in jeopardy of participating in risk behaviors, such as dropping out of school, participating in violent behavior, or using drugs and alcohol. (from National Academy Press, Community programs to Promote Youth Development (2001). Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 6
  7. 7. Description of Need Young people with the most severe unmet needs often live in very poor and high-risk neighborhoods with few opportunities to get the critical experiences needed for positive development. They often experience repeated racial and ethnic discrimination. (from National Academy Press, Community programs to Promote Youth Development (2001). Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 7
  8. 8. Description of Need Such youth have a substantial amount of free, unsupervised time during their non-school hours. (from National Academy Press, Community programs to Promote Youth Development (2001). Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 8
  9. 9. Description of Need Increasing the education level and high school graduation rates of young men can result in a $1.4 billion savings to society. (from a Joint Center for Policy Research working paper, “The Effect of Education on Crime”, written by Lance Lochner and Enrico. See www.jcpr.org) Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 9
  10. 10. Description of Need A high quality education, from preschool through college, is essential for success in the Twenty-first century economy. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 10
  11. 11. ABC University Connection’s Commitment to Support Youth in Many Places Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 11
  12. 12. University Connection Core Values We don’t just teach skills. We take an active role in helping students and alumni succeed in applying these skills to solve problems and do effective work. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 12
  13. 13. University Connection Core Values We don’t just excel at distance-education. We excel at maintaining a learning network that helps alumni connect with each other and with resources of ABC University and other members of the Tutor/Mentor Learning Network. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 13
  14. 14. University Connection Core Values We don’t want to put a band-aid on a problem, or be involved from a distance. We want to take an active role in solving problems and innovating new ways to serve humanity. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 14
  15. 15. University Connection Core Values We believe in the inherent worth of all children. Children are literally our future, but disadvantaged children cannot hope to flourish personally or professionally in the future without direct personal investment from caring adults. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 15
  16. 16. University Connection Core Values We take an active role in providing ideas, programs, people and financial resources to help disadvantaged children reach their full personal and professional potential. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 16
  17. 17. University Connection Core Values We value volunteerism, service-learning, and the contributions our students, faculty and alumni can offer to improve the outcomes of community-based mentoring-to-career programs. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 17
  18. 18. ABC University Connection Mission To organize and share information in an active, and long-term commitment to engage university students, faculty and alumni in activities that help children born in poverty be in the first stages of jobs and careers by age 25. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 18
  19. 19. College of Liberal Arts Health Care Sciences Engineering Education JournalismFine Arts Non profit studies Public Policy Law, International Studies Business The ABC U-link will connect various initiatives that already exist at ABC U, and at other universities, in a shared information & action network. The ABC University T/MC site will unite all stakeholders around actions that help youth move toward careers. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 19
  20. 20. Any university can form and lead a Tutor/Mentor Connection that benefits an entire city...or the area surrounding the university. University of Chicago at Illinois University of Chicago Northwestern Loyola DePaul Chicago State U. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 20
  21. 21. Impact on Youth Throughout Region • Maps show location of different universities in Chicago region • Overlays show where tutor/mentor programs are most needed. • Student journalism can draw attention to these needs. • Student researchers could create and maintain these maps! Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 21
  22. 22. What ABC University Can Offer Student T/MC teams will collect and share information about tutor/mentor programs in the area around the university. Student communicators will tell stories of these programs and help draw needed operating resources to each of them. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 22 This map shows the Woodlawn area near University of Chicago. Created using Tutor/Mentor Program Locator at www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net
  23. 23. Benefit to ABC University By mobilizing volunteers from area businesses to support neighborhood mentoring-to-career programs, a university enlists others to help recruit future students and provide teaching and learning opportunities for its current students and alumni. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 23
  24. 24. ABC University Connection Mission • To maximize the involvement of students, faculty and alumni in teaching, learning and research opportunities related to this mission • To create a unifying vision that connects alumni with the university as life-long learners and partners in achieving this mission. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 24
  25. 25. ABC University Connection Mission • Reduce the social costs of poverty by helping develop and staff programs that mentor youth from a birth in poverty, through school and into careers. • Building goodwill and positive public relations for ABC University by making a needed investment in the local community Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 25
  26. 26. ABC University Connection Mission To this purpose, the ABC University Tutor/Mentor Connection, dedicates its efforts and resources. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 26
  27. 27. University Connection Strategic Goals 1. Understand the opportunity for ABC University and its students, faculty and alumni to benefit from involvement in a mentoring-to-career strategy — and to contribute to the growth and success of this strategy in all parts of any city or state in the nation. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 27
  28. 28. University Connection Strategic Goals 2. Connect existing programs and human resources within the university community to each other and to T/MC learning networks in order to maximize their effectiveness and reach. 3. Lead a Public Awareness Campaign that builds student, faculty and alumni involvement in the ABC University Connection . Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 28
  29. 29. University Connection Strategic Goals 4. Create a distance learning strategy that engages all stakeholders in learning, and innovation, that leads to more effective actions in more places where kids need help to move from poverty to careers. 5. Build productive alliances with key partners in the mentoring-to-career movement, such as the Tutor/Mentor Connection Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 29
  30. 30. Strategic Goal #1 Understand the opportunity for ABC University and its students, faculty and alumni to benefit from involvement in neighborhood mentoring-to-career programs — and to contribute to the growth and success of these programs in all parts of any city or state in the nation. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 30
  31. 31. Strategic Goal #1: Opportunities Student and faculty teams will build knowledge base that supports engagement of university assets. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 31 See this graphic in blog at http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-collaboration-of-willing-leading-from.html
  32. 32. Building Learning Communities Students, alumni and/or faculty will organize and facilitate on-going learning groups, reading circles, discussion groups, etc. which engage university and community stakeholders in on-going learning and action research. If one person invites others to view this information the same way people come together on a regular basis to read and understand scripture, or political ideas, then the information hosted by the university and the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC can be ideas millions of people grow to understand and apply. See this graphic in blog article at http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2012/02/g-8-nato- events-in-chicago-how-to.html Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 32
  33. 33. Benefit to ABC University “It is clear that sponsoring youth mentoring is beneficial to hospitals” From The Impacts on Hospitals of Youth Mentoring Projects: An overview for Decision Makers. Prepared for The Commonwealth Fund by The Lewin Group, Inc. Research done by the ABC University T/MC will show the benefit to members of the university community. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 33
  34. 34. Benefit to ABC University The most tangible benefit may be the creation of a pool of potential students. An equally important benefit will be the many opportunities for teaching, learning and research that this involvement creates. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 34
  35. 35. Benefit to ABC University Reduction of the social costs of poverty may be the greatest benefit to members and alumni of the university. Other benefits include “enhanced external publicity and community recognition”. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 35
  36. 36. Benefit to ABC University By serving as a resource and intermediary on such an important social issue, the university creates a reason for its alumni to stay involved. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 36
  37. 37. What ABC University Can Offer • While a university can operate mentoring-to-career programs that serve a small population of youth... • A university can lead mobilizations that recruit students, faculty and workplace volunteers who support the growth of dozens of tutor/mentor programs near the university and throughout the city. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 35
  38. 38. What ABC University Can Offer This is a map showing assets surrounding a location in Chicago where a youth was killed. Among the assets is North Park University. Student teams can create neighborhood analysis maps like this, and act as intermediaries to bring business, faith groups, political leaders and university members together into learning sessions that innovate ways to support the growth of mentor-rich programs in the area shown on the maps. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 38 See how this map was included in a blog article at http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com/profiles/blogs/youth-and-education-and-violence-today?xg_source=activity
  39. 39. Strategic Goal #2 Connect existing programs and human resources within the university community to each other and to T/MC learning networks in order to maximize their effectiveness and reach Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 39
  40. 40. The ABC University T/MC site will unite all stakeholders around actions that help youth move toward careers. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 40 Students leading a University T/MC can map the different departments, student groups and alumni resources of the university. Students can lead activities and draw these groups together to share ideas and learn better ways to support of youth organizations around the university. This map was created by alum from Northwestern University. See http://chrispip.blogspot.com/2009/07/mapping-northwestern-university-for.html
  41. 41. Connect Existing Programs Secure 3-5 volunteers from the university community as key leaders in developing and evangelizing student, faculty and alumni involvement in a Tutor/Mentor Connection strategy. VISTA volunteers and existing organizations could provide core support for this initiative. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 41
  42. 42. What ABC University Can Offer Program data collected by Student T/MC teams can update libraries showing tutor/mentor programs operating in neighborhoods throughout a metropolitan area. Student journalist can tell daily stories of these programs and help draw needed operating resources. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 42
  43. 43. Ensure Adequate Resources Build a support system and that ensures a quality experience for student interns and volunteers so that they stay involved with the tutor/mentor movement and the ABC University Connection during their alumni careers. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 43
  44. 44. What Makes This Different….A Commitment to Influence Flow of Operating Resources While many intermediary groups exists and invite people to gather and share ideas, a commitment to mobilize resources and create public awareness that supports the different youth organizations around the university is what makes this initiative unique. Student T/MC teams, including alumni, can create events that draw needed operating resources, talent and ideas to all of the youth serving organizations in the neighborhood around the university, based on the information other student teams collect and share. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 44
  45. 45. - Students - Faculty - Volunteers Tutor/Mentor Programs FundraisingTutor/Mentor Connection ABC U’s T/MC Success = All Pieces Fitting Together Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 45
  46. 46. Strategic Goal #3 Create a Public Awareness and Marketing Campaign that builds student, faculty and alumni involvement in the ABC University Tutor/Mentor Connection. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 46
  47. 47. Build Public Awareness • Become the primary source in the world for leadership of tutor/mentor programs and support organizations – Learn what works and teach students how to lead such programs – Learn what does not work and teach students and alumni how to overcome these obstacles Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 47
  48. 48. Build Public Awareness Teach T/MC involvement as a form of civic engagement and service- learning, so that alumni stay involved in the ABC University Connection as volunteers, leaders and donors for the rest of their lives. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 48
  49. 49. Build Public Awareness Engage students, faculty, alumni and the University’s Distance Learning resources in efforts that evangelize the tutor/mentor movement, and ABC University’s involvement, on a daily basis. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 49
  50. 50. Build Public Awareness • Become active partner in helping build capacity of neighborhood tutor/mentor programs – Become an intermediary that connects people, dollars, technology and ideas with local tutor/mentor programs throughout the country – Develop e-learning systems that systematically share the vast knowledge that is already available Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 50
  51. 51. Build Public Awareness • Create a “University-based tutor/mentor connection program in a box” – Show students, alumni and faculty ways for involvement in T/MC programs, networks and/or infrastructure – Provide step-by-step guidelines – Include brief video of testimonials – Develop curriculum that supports program development Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 51
  52. 52. Build Public Awareness • Create learning, research and publishing opportunities that encourage involvement. • Use research to create and publicize “Baldridge-like” quality awards that recognize the involvement of alumni businesses Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 52
  53. 53. Strategic Goal #4 Create a Distance Learning Strategy using MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Social Media, and emerging learning systems, that supports innovation, shares effective practices in more places, and increases resources for all tutor/mentor activities throughout the nation. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 53
  54. 54. Map showing research Links. Where are tutor/mentor programs most needed? Why? Click on these nodes to see collections of information related to each topic. Library cmap (non animated) http://tinyurl.com/TMC-library-CMap Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 54
  55. 55. TIME OF DAY When are programs available? MODELS What can we learn from existing programs LOCATION What programs exist? Where are they? Where are voids? AGE GROUP What programs are available for K-6, Jr. High, High School? KNOWLEDGE MORE INFORMED, MORE INVOLVED UNDERSTAND NEEDS OUR GOAL IS TO HELP EVERYONE I N THE MENTORING-TO-CAREER ECOSYSTEM LEARN FROM THIS INFORMATION. WE DON T WANT T O DO THE RESEARCH; WE WANT T O FIND I T AND MAKE I T AVAILABLE T O OTHERS Different time frames: Different Age Groups: Different Neighborhoods: Programs Needed in Every Poverty and at-risk neighbor- hood Different Services: •safe place • mentor • tutor • arts • tech. • science • math Grade: K-6 7-9 10- work 9PM- 3PM; 3-5PM After School; 5-8PM & weekend Strategic Goal #4 Research projects of students and faculty will contribute to a body of knowledge that supports the involvement of others from the university community. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 55
  56. 56. Strategic Goal #4 Students learn new skills, such as network analysis, by mapping growth of network involved with the University T/MC. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 56 See this graphic and find ideas about network building at http://tutormentorexchange.net/sna
  57. 57. What ABC University Can Offer Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 57 Student Tutor/Mentor Connection teams learn to share neighborhood information on web portals that make this information available to others throughout the city, state and county. This http://www.tutormentorconnection.org site was created by university partner in 2005.
  58. 58. Distance Learning Strategy Such a forum makes the ABC University Tutor/Mentor Connection a destination for anyone in the world who is committed to helping children move from a birth in poverty to the first stages of a job and career by age 25. Search Google for “tutor mentor”. See how many times T/MC sites show on first page. This could be a University T/MC in a few years. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 58
  59. 59. Distance Learning Strategy A Forum that Links various anti-poverty, college bridge, youth development and education-to-career initiatives of different departments within the university Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 59 Help EXISTING programs grow and improve Help NEW PROGRAMS start, and succeed Build and sustain flow of RESOURCES to programs in each neighborhood Help CURRENT volunteers, donors, busi- ness partners, etc. find useful knowledge KNOWLEDGE MORE INFORMED, MORE INVOLVED T / M C K n o w l e d g e S h a r i n g G o a l . . . RESOURCE CENTER & MEETING PLACE Different time frames: Different Age Groups: Different Neighborhoods: Programs Needed in Every Poverty and at-risk neighbor- hood Different Services: •safe place • mentor • tutor • arts • tech. • science • math • recreation Grade: K-6 7-9 10- work 9PM- 3PM; 3-5PM After School; 5-8PM & weekend See this graphic in article at http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2013/05/cross-sector-knowledge-networks-where.html
  60. 60. Distance Learning Strategy • A forum where stakeholders can learn from each other and discuss research and practical application of existing knowledge • And a forum where questions create new opportunities for research that fills voids in existing knowledge Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 60
  61. 61. Distance Learning Strategy • Include links to research on poverty, justice, healthcare, workforce development, education, etc. • Case studies regarding students who have been mentored to careers, and of business and professional organizations who have supported such efforts. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 61
  62. 62. Distance Learning Strategy • “One stop shopping” for other universities interested in pursuing a Tutor/Mentor Connection program. • Visibly reinforce the need for involvement from the university community. • Creating a mechanism that will evangelize T/MHC’s vision within the ABC University network. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 62
  63. 63. Distance Learning Strategy • Resource links for how to start a tutor/mentor program, or a tutor/mentor connection, with list of references. • A resource for any organization looking to hire people who have been trained to lead “Mentor- Rich” Learning Programs that are available to youth in the non-school hours and engage adults who traditionally may not be involved. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 63
  64. 64. Strategic Goal #5 The ABC University T/MC shares responsibility with the Chicago Tutor/Mentor Connection, and the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC for supporting the growth of quality, long-term, mentor- rich programs in every poverty neighborhood of the Chicago region, and in other cities where this strategy is adopted. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 64
  65. 65. Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC By partnering with the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, and by helping similar T/MC structures grow in Chicago other cities and in business and professional associations, the University only bears part of the costs associated with achieving this result. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 65
  66. 66. Partnering with the Tutor/Mentor Institute leverages existing Public Awareness Activities • Add on to the Chicago Tutor/Mentor Connection’s on-going media campaign Newsletter Web sites May & Nov. Conferences Chicagoland Volunteer Recruitment Campaign E-mail Marketing Social Media campaigns and forums • Support the growth of additional T/MCs and parallel strategies in other cities and at other Universities Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 66
  67. 67. Sharing the Responsibility By partnering with the Tutor/Mentor Institute and Chicago Tutor/Mentor Connection, ABC University makes a commitment to developing revenue streams that support its actions, as well as those of the T/MC, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and all other organizations needed to mentor kids to careers in any neighborhood of the country. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 67
  68. 68. The ABC University Tutor/Mentor Connection can start as a student project, a research project, a departmental project, or as an alumni initiative. Where ever it starts, the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC seeks to help it grow to its maximum potential. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 68
  69. 69. ABC University 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 » the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 69
  70. 70. Help build This Capacity If you would like to be one of the 3 to 5 volunteers who makes this idea a reality, contact the Tutor/Mentor Connection: http://www.tutormentorexchange.net http://www.tutormentorconnection.org http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net http://tutormentor.blogspot.com http://debategraph.org/mentoring_kids_to_careers http://michaelcnt.blogspot.com/ http://www.scribd.com/collections/3299390/Tutor-Mentor-Institute-LLC-and-Tutor- Mentor-Connection-articles Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net to discuss ideas for collaboration and capacity building among programs, or between cities. Connect on Twitter @tutormentorteam Connect on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TutorMentorInstitute Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 70
  71. 71. The ABC University Tutor/Mentor Connection does not yet exist. It is a vision of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC* Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303 Chicago, Il. 606542 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 71 *The Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC), was launched in 1993 as part of a non profit organization called Cabrini Connections. In 2011 the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC was created to continue operations of the T/MC in Chicago and to help similar intermediaries grow in other cities. This strategy is still evolving as we head into fall 2014.

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