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Tutor/Mentor Institute, llC Strategy Graphics


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This PDF shows some of the graphics created over the past 20 years to communicate ideas and strategies for creating and sustaining volunteer based, non-school, tutor, mentor and learning programs in high poverty areas of Chicago and other cities. Find many more in T/MI blogs and web sites.

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Tutor/Mentor Institute, llC Strategy Graphics

  1. 1. I became a volunteer tutor in 1973 and led a program from 1975-2011. I want to help many have same volunteer tutor/mentor experiences as I have enjoyed. See my history of involvement:
  2. 2. I communicate ideas and strategies with graphics that originate on PowerPoint. These are then embedded on blog articles and PDF strategy presentations that you can find in links at * * * * * http://www/ And many more sites. This pdf is a collection of just a few of those PowerPoint pages. Do a search on Google, Bing or another platform for the words “tutor/mentor” then look at the images. You'll find many more. I invite others to create their own versions of these, improve them, and share them, so more people are seeing and responding, and using the ideas to solve complex problems, like helping kids born in poverty be starting jobs/careers 25- 30 years later.
  3. 3. We're all in business of helping kids move through school..... From here... To here...
  4. 4. 20th Year Anniversary of 1997 President's Summit For America's Future Dan Bassill and the Tutor/Mentor Connection were there in 1997. Still here in 2017.
  5. 5. Talent + Network The Village Building Youth Serving Networks Growing In all places where most needed Connecting people and ideas from multiple places in a city. Connecting networks of people and ideas from multiple cities, states, countries; adding networks from rural areas, too. The Village The Village Each place offers a “village” of support. Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and
  6. 6. How can we do this better? How can we get more people and talent into this conversation? Shared Vision All Places Many Need to be Involved.
  7. 7. Apply that thinking To building great Youth programs. Great youth development programs reach youth early and stay connected through HS, into work/adult life. Read Think of what it takes to build great sports teams. Building Great Teams
  8. 8. 1 2 3 4 6 8 7 5 13 23 46 29 21 1 13 11 Community Based-Multi-site 31 SchoolBased- Multi-site 27 Volunteer-Based Tutor and/or Mentor Programs in web library 1-North Suburbs 2-Chicago- North 3-Chicago-Middle 4-Chicago-Mid-South 5-Chicago-South 6-South Suburbs 7-West Suburbs 8-Northern Indiana
  9. 9. Encourage Volunteers to Look Beyond Role as Tutor or Mentor Browse sections of Provide learning resources so volunteers know where and why youth tutor/mentor programs are most needed, along with root causes of poverty that they could help remove.
  10. 10. If “It takes a village” to raise a child, where do they connect? Needs: 1 - build/maintain information base 2 - draw people to information on ongoing basis 3 - support conversations, learning in many places 4 - help solutions grow that apply learning in targeted locations 5 - resources to support steps 1-4 Connect on Twitter @tutormentorteam See visuals and conversation starters at Groups, like Engineers, Faith Group, etc. Poverty maps. Where help Needed. Each NODE is Potential Affinity Group
  11. 11. You can do this, too! I'm not paid to draw attention tothese Chicago organizations. I do it because youth in high povertyareas need support of wellorganized, volunteer based, non-school programs. The programs need support, too!
  12. 12. Home page of From this site I point to web library and tutormentor strategy presentations on and
  13. 13. @ClusterTutoring @Tutoringchicago @chicagolights @HorizonsFY @gadshillcenter @PolishedPebbles Find these and more Chicago youth tutor/mentor orgs on Twitter. @iMentorChicago @tutormentorteam
  14. 14. @GetINChicago @FreeSpiritChi @buildchicago @alternativesinc @NFTEChicago @YearUpChicago Find these and more Chicago youth serving orgs on Twitter. @ComerCenter @tutormentorteam
  15. 15. x These two maps show location of St. Sabina Church in Chicago. One map shows levels of poverty and poorly performing schools. The second shows the number of high poverty youth, age 6-17, in the community areas around St. Sabina. Maps made using Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locator Http:// After the March – Do the Planning! Follow up to July 7, 2018 violence protest march on Chicago Dan Ryan Expressway Http://
  16. 16. Volunteers and youth can help others find and use information in Tutor/Mentor web library. How are you educating others so they become resources and volunteers? The spokes in top graphic and boxes and circles in side graphic represent different groups of people and organizations. Each spoke on the wheel has a circle, which represents role anyone can take to connect others with research and resources available on- line.
  17. 17. Show range of volunteer backgrounds Show number of years youth involved in program These nodes are represented by spokes on this graphic Visualize tutor/mentor program design Http://
  18. 18. To solve any complex problem, a vision, strategy and blueprint showing steps needed, are essential. Ways to build & sustain public commitment must be included.
  19. 19. This role could be filled by team of volunteers from a hospital or a university Read articles with graphic like this at
  20. 20. Youth 6-17 below poverty level – Chicago far West side (Austin, Humboldt Park) Are there enough non- school tutor/mentor programs to serve number of low income youth in each area? See Tutor/Mentor Programs map at grams-map 7127 42% 4509 40% 2050 59% 2046 55%
  21. 21. Casey Family Programs Community Opportunity Map - Chicago West Side
  22. 22. 7144 51% 4178 61% South Lawndale North Lawndale 2050 59% 2046 55% Number of high poverty youth, age 6-17 in Kedzie EL Line Corridor Find map at
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  24. 24. OBAMA Library site
  25. 25. How Many Non-School Tutor/Mentor Programs in Chicago's 15th Ward. use-this-map-and-list-to-find-volunteer.html
  26. 26. Chicago Homicide Map 6-13-2018 homicides/map/index.html Chicago West Side Number of youth –West Side Use Maps to Understand Need and Fill Map-Area With Tutor/Mentor Programs
  27. 27. CACPVC/Infographics/Infographic_3_Austin.pdf chicago-community-areas-youth-in-poverty2018 From site From site
  28. 28. @ChicagoLAMP @PolishedPebbles @ClusterTutoring Dig into the Map. Learn about Youth Programs in Chicago Click on any green icon. Find name of program & Web site address. @chicagolights @TutoringChicago @gadshillcenter
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  30. 30. n=SDSSWorkflow:ContinuousDecisionImprovementProcess Missing step: Info collection Missing step: Fund Development to support process Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC focuses on the two steps missing in this map.
  31. 31. A Tutor/Mentor Connection strategy is needed in every big city in the world.
  32. 32. Build Infrastructure to Support Youth Serving Organizations See this idea in YouTube video at View collection of videos created in past years to support growth of volunteer-based tutor and mentor programs reaching k-12 youth in high poverty neighborhoods.
  33. 33. Enjoy your holidays! May the new year bring hope, health and happiness to all. From Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC
  34. 34. Join me in this discussion. @tutormentorteam on Twitter
  36. 36. Catalyst(s) needed in each slice of this Issues pie. Connect w Dan Bassill and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC @tutormentorteam on Twitter Http:// Http://