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the Big Question: What Are All the Things We Need to Know

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What will it take to assure that all youth born or living in high poverty are entering jobs and careers by age 25? What are all the things we need to be thinking about?

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the Big Question: What Are All the Things We Need to Know

  1. 1. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection 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. 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?
  2. 2. A ‘ birth to work’ mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Skype: dbassill 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 T/MC Goal: Help inner-city youth reach Careers. Pg 2
  3. 3. 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 3Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  4. 4. THE GOAL IS NOT TO FINISH 6TH GRADE. IT’S TO REACH A 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 4Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  5. 5. Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net • 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 these neighborhoods need extra adults to help them reach careers. CHICAGO We use maps and charts to create visual understanding Pg 5
  6. 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. 7. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection 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 should be available for every age group, during school hours, 3-5pm hours and in the evening and weekend hours. 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. 8. 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. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection Pre School: ïafter school care ï reading to kids First to Third Grade: ï reading to kids ï tutoring ï interest building ï creative stimulation 4th and 5th Grade: ï reading to kids ï tutoring ï interest building ï creative stimulation ï tutor/mentor role model ï service learning ï Junior Achievement ï Bank at School programs 6th Grade: ï reading and writing programs ï tutoring ï interest building ï creative stimulation ï tutor/mentor role model ï service learning ï Junior Achievement ï Bank at School programs Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 8
  9. 9. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection 7th and 8th Grade: ï reading and writing programs ï tutoring ï interest building ï creative stimulation ï tutor/mentor role model ï service learning ï Junior Achievement ï Bank at School programs ï Job skills training/ Shadowing 9th to 11th grade: ï reading and writing programs ï tutoring ï interest building ï creative stimulation ï tutor/mentor role model ï service learning ï Junior Achievement ï Bank at School/career awareness programs ï College Bridge Programs ï Job skills training/ Shadowing Senior: ï advanced reading and writing programs ï tutoring in specific subjects ï interest building/travel programs ï creative stimulation ï tutor/mentor role model ï service learning/peer tutoring ï College Bridge Programs ï Career planning ï Apprentice Programs, part time jobs ï Summer Internships ï College applications help/scholarships ï Vocational program research At each stage there are actions that can support a young person’s growth to the next stage of development. Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 9
  10. 10. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection Post HS Graduation: ï Career planning ï Apprentice Programs, part time jobs ï Summer Internships ï College and/or Vocational program ï First fulltime job ï Mentoring in the workplace ï Service learning/peer tutoring Age 25 to 85: ï Career growth ï Life Long Learning ï Career Mentoring ï Learning through Service ï Helping others climb the ladder Life long learning and service to family and country: What does it take for every youth born in poverty to have this opportunity? The T/MC is organizing this information and leading actions that encourage any stakeholder to find and use it to build better programs Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 10
  11. 11. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection Http://www.tutormentorconnection.org tutormentor2@earthlink.net Skype “dbassill” Because of a lack of knowledge, competition, and isolation, many groups constantly are duplicating the efforts of others in trying to build programs that help 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. Pg 11
  12. 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. 13. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net KNOWLEDGE The T/MC is collecting and organizing information about service availability in Chicago and other cities. • Existing programs • Different time frames: • Different Age Groups: • Different Neighborhoods: • Different Services: • Existing research Pg 13
  14. 14. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection Existing 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.net Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 14
  15. 15. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection Http://www.tutormentorconnection.org tutormentor2@earthlink.net Skype “dbassill” Different 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 Pg 15
  16. 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-work Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 16
  17. 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 • mentoring • tutoring • reading/writing • critical thinking • communicating • arts • teamwork • technology • science • math • recreation Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 17
  18. 18. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection • T/MC creates maps showing program availability. • T/MC web site links connect stakeholders with thousands of other tutor/mentor resources Existing Knowledge: This map of Chicago was created to shows programs available to high school youth in the evening hours. Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 18
  19. 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. Pg 19 Flash Intro to Program Locator: http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net/Intro.aspx Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  20. 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 neighborhood Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 20
  21. 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. 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://tutormentorconnection.ning.com Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 22
  23. 23. A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection 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 Our strategy is to enlist volunteers and leaders from every industry as partners in helping kids reach careers. Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 23
  24. 24. COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Skype: dbassill Between 1994 and 2015 T/MC organized events in the Chicago region that draw programs together to use its knowledge, and to build public involvement in the tutor/mentor movement * August/September Chicagoland Volunteer Recruitment Campaign * November and May Tutor/Mentor Leadership Conferences Pg 24
  25. 25. While Dan Bassill of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, and founder of the Tutor/Mentor Connection continues to share ideas from the 24 year history of doing this work, he has not had resources to update some of the web sites or to host the spring and fall conferences in Chicago. Thus, the ideas shared in all of these presentations are intended to stimulate work others do to achieve the same goals, in Chicago, and in other cities. Pg 25
  26. 26. 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 Connection Copywrite 2011, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 26 Connect with Dan on Twitter @tutormentorteam or via the email shown below if you'd like to learn more.
  27. 27. 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

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