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Forming a Tutor/Mentor Connection on a College Campus

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This presentation aims to guild student, faculty, administrators at colleges and universities in forming teams that support the growth of youth serving organizations in the geographic area served by the university, borrowing from the work piloted by the Tutor/Mentor Connection in Chicago from 1993-2015.

Forming a Tutor/Mentor Connection on a College Campus

  1. 1. Tutor/Mentor Connection Teams On College Campuses What might we accomplish working toward shared goals that we cannot do when working alone? Property of Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  2. 2. Who keeps memories alive after media stop telling the story? This is a story from the October 15, 1992 Chicago SunTimes It’s typical of many media stories where public interest is at a peak because of an unusually tragic event. It is not unusual. Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, IL 60654 Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net Page 2
  3. 3. Poverty in Chicago is not a new problem. This story is from 1994! These maps and more are hosted at http://www.tutormentorexchange.net Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, IL 60654 Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net Page 3 While media stories occasionally use maps, these are not intended as advertising, to draw volunteers, donors and leaders to support needed youth development, mentoring and jobs programs in neighborhoods of high poverty
  4. 4. Page 4Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, IL 60654 Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  5. 5. Students and alumni at various universities take ownership of Tutor/Mentor Connection role, focusing on the growth of volunteer-based tutoring and/or mentoring programs in the neighborhood, or city, where the university is located. Pg 5 Property of Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Goal of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC.
  6. 6. 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. Chicago While operating a single tutor/mentor program in one neighborhood... Pg. 6 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 Pink and purple areas have poverty concentrations of 20% or higher. . green stars are organizations that offer various forms of volunteer- based tutoring or mentoring. Flags are locations of poorly performing schools.
  7. 7. You can view this at - http://tinyurl.com/TMI-Timeline1990-2011 This map shows work done by one small program over 20 years. Imagine the impact on the lives of youth in poverty if this growth were duplicated from dozens of college campuses. Page 7Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, IL 60654 Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  8. 8. Universities in Chicago Region T/MC teams can • Collect info on programs in area of university. • Draw consistent attention to these programs. • Collect and share information that helps programs grow • Share with teams in other locations 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. 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. 9
  10. 10. What does a T/MC do? Four Part Strategy - http://tinyurl.com/TMI-4-Pt-Strategy Page 10Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, IL 60654 Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  11. 11. What does a T/MC do? 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 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 Page 11Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, IL 60654 Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  12. 12. A University T/MC can unite all stakeholders within university 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. 12 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
  13. 13. A T/MC helps ALL programs in its area get needed resources Educate stakeholders in region so they become customers/supporters of tutor/mentor programs in area. * volunteers * public visibility * operating dollars * technology * training/learning * leadership Chicago area The shaded areas of this map of Chicago are the areas of most concentrated poverty. Pg 13 Property of Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  14. 14. x If you were at Concordia or Dominican University in Oak Park, you might focus on program growth in Maywood and Chicago’s West Side. Page 14Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, IL 60654 Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net A T/MC connects “those who can help” with youth orgs in its focus area.
  15. 15. As students and alumni from each university take this role, they build greater visibility and greater involvement in tutor/mentor programs in each city. This reflects positively on all who are involved. Pg. 15
  16. 16. Learn to follow negative news with map stories that tell “The Rest of the Story”. These aim to draw operating resources and volunteers to youth tutor/mentor programs growing in these areas. These maps were created in 1996, demonstrating a long term commitment to using maps to mobilize resources for high poverty areas of Chicago. Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC www.tutormentorexchange.net Page 16
  17. 17. 12-months from now 9-months from now 6-months from now 3-months from now Immediate Impact Growth of volunteers & $$ and corporate leaders involved On a quarterly basis, a T/MC can organize events in its part of the city, while connecting stakeholders from its neighborhood or city with similar groups in other parts of the city and state. This creates greater public awareness and motivates more people to get involved. A T/MC Leads This Strategy and Encourages others to Get Involved. Pg 17 Property of Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  18. 18. As Each Team Learns, It Shares What It is Learning with Teams from other Universities The actions of the T/MC in Chicago are the model that each team will learn from. As the T/MC focuses on key events in different times of the year, local chapters will focus on the same events and the actions needed to duplicate that event locally. As the learn from this process, they share what they learn with each other, and with the Chicago T/MC. We learn and improve by helping each other. Pg 18 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  19. 19. As volunteers bond with kids many become leaders who recruit more volunteers and other resources from their industry, faith group, and network 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 Copyright 2007, Tutor/Mentor Connection, 800 W. Huron, Chicago, Il. 60642 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 19 Recruit volunteers, and donors, from all industries.
  20. 20. While focusing on event planning, teams focus on building understanding, and increasing involvement. • What is level of poverty and location of poorly performing schools in city • What organizations engage volunteers in one-on- one activities with youth in these neighborhoods • Where is information on these local organizations shared? T/MC Program Locator is sample • How do we get more people to look at this information? • How do we draw people into learning circles where they build understanding of the information • How do we use this understanding to encourage more people to volunteer time, talent or donate dollars to these organizations Pg. 20 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  21. 21. Blueprints that show actions needed from birth to work, in every poverty area, don’t exist. At least not anywhere on the Internet that we know of. So the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, and the Tutor/Mentor Connection are inviting innovators and experts from around the world to join with us in creating a better operating system…or a blueprint for helping kids rise from poverty. Page 21Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, IL 60654 Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  22. 22. As students learn T/MC concepts, they can learn to communicate those ideas using video, animation, social media, etc. This shows how intern from IIT in Chicago converted this to flash animation http://www.tutormentorexchange.net//images/fl ash/strategymap.swf This shows use of concept map Pg. 22Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  23. 23. Map the Network. Watch it Grow from Year-to-Year Learn to use social network analysis and GIS mapping tools. Learn to build network. Page 23Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, IL 60654 Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  24. 24. See work interns have done with Tutor/Mentor Connection http://tutormentorexchange.net/defining-a-terms/215-interns-at-tmc These were short term projects, not part of multi- year commitment with leadership at the university. Page 24Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, IL 60654 Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  25. 25. How to Start? What’s the First Step? Join the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC on http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com. In this group the Chicago T/MC will coach those who get involved. There is no minimum enrollment, or maximum. We work with who ever chooses to get involved. Talk to professors. Can this be an independent study project? A Masters or PhD program? A degree track program? Pg. 25 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  26. 26. It just takes two or three people on a campus to launch a 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.” Visit http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com and http://tutormentorexchange.net to learn more. Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net to discuss. Pg. 26 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net

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