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Tutor/Mentor Volunteering is Adult Service Learning

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I first created this in mid 2000s and updated it today. It shows how volunteers who become involved in organized tutor and/or mentor programs learn more about poverty, racism and inequality the longer they stay connected to kids. It also shows that benefit to business, as workforce development. Take a look and share with your network.

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Tutor/Mentor Volunteering is Adult Service Learning

  1. 1. This presentation is a product of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and the Tutor/Mentor Connection. Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 Do not duplicate without giving credit. . Email: tutormentor2@earthlink.net TUTOR/MENTOR LEARNING NETWORK Tutor/Mentor Programs are one of America’s best forms of civic engagement and service learning.
  2. 2. • Computer generated maps, like this, can show where poverty is most concentrated and were poorly performing schools are located. • These are the neighborhoods where kids are being left behind. Young people living in inner-city poverty face challenges that most kids do not have. Pg 2 See additional maps like this in the map gallery at http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net/mapgallery.html Property of Tutor/Mentor Connection, 800 W. Huron, Chicago, Il. 60642 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  3. 3. • poverty has not changed in the past 10, 20 years • quality of life for minorities living in segregated poverty is poor and should be something every citizen is concerned about • education is the key to improving quality of life and to drawing business and families into the city • people come out when their lives are personally affected • if you mobilize thousands of people, you threaten (change) existing powers • we need to build a broader coalition, including whites and suburbanites, not just minorities However, many people who vote and determine public policy do not have a personal experience, or investment in what happens to these kids. Pg 3 Copyright 2011 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
  4. 4. Connecting adults from diverse backgrounds with inner-city kids in one-on-one tutor/mentor programs is a strategy for civic engagement. Tutor/Mentor Programs are the only form of civic engagement that the T/MC knows of that connects a wide range of workplace adults with minority inner-city kids on a weekly and monthly basis. In many cases these last for years. These adults model a wider diversity of career possibilities for youth than what adults in their own neighborhoods model. They also open doors to learning and career opportunities for youth they mentor. Pg 4 Copyright 2011 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
  5. 5. The Internet offers opportunities to educate tutor/mentor volunteers about issues of poverty. •As we help more adults join and stick with tutor/mentor programs, and help these adults bond with kids and learn about poverty, we have the potential to connect volunteers from hundreds of programs into one tutor/mentor connection. •As the numbers grow in this movement, and as we connect volunteers from multiple programs and multiple cities, in Internet based distance learning and activism projects, we have the ability to become a policy force in Chicago and throughout the country. Pg 5 Copyright 2011 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
  6. 6. Pg 6 Copyright 2011 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 Connecting an adult with a youth in a Tutoring/Mentoring Program Is the BEGINNING of a tutor/mentor program's work, not the end.
  7. 7. A Tutoring/Mentoring program is where a community can launch a life-long connection between caring adults and young people. Pg 7 Copyright 2011 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
  8. 8. Programs that increase the pool of trained workers, and reduce the costs associated with poverty, should be a priority of any industry leader. Pg 8 Copyright 2011 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
  9. 9. Helping the tutor/mentor bond grow and have a long-term benefit for the child and the adult is the focus of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and the Tutor/Mentor Connection Pg 9 Copyright 2011 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
  10. 10. To succeed each local program must engage its volunteers, youth, parents, alumni and donors as learners and leaders. Pg 10 Copyright 2011 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
  11. 11. 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 Our goal is to enlist leaders from different industries who will mobilize volunteers and lead an on-going discussion of how to help kids get to careers. Healthcare Communications Law Government Arts, Culture Finance TechnologyManufacturing Agriculture Hospitality, Sports, Entertainment Education Engineerin g, Science The arrow represents the service learning loop Pg 11 Copyright 2011 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
  12. 12. In each industry there are sub groups who each could be building member understanding and support of tutor/mentor strategies. Insurance Healthcare Juvenile Health Suicide Prevention Child Abuse Reproductive Health , Parent education Nutrition Education Mental Health Depression Pediatric Health Substance Abuse. Eating disorders. Careers in healthcare The HealthCare industry has various prevention and work- force development initiatives that should be working together. Health care needs to take the lead in PULLING youth To careers Pg 12Copyright 2011 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
  13. 13. 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. Each industry has reason to invest in this strategy: For instance, the HealthCare industry faces severe shortages of healthcare professionals and a high cost of emergency room services in inner-city neighborhoods Pg 13 Copyright 2011 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
  14. 14. Creating Learning Communities within each industry These graphics illustrate a goal of engaging members of each industry in a on-going strategies that support tutor/mentor programs in all poverty neighborhoods of a city like Chicago. Copyright 2011 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 Pg 14
  15. 15. Tutoring/Mentoring Model of The Service-Learning Loop A D C B A) volunteer hears about tutor/mentor program B) volunteer meets with youth C) volunteer learns from youth and program D) volunteer shares with co- workers, friends Pg 15 Copyright 2011 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
  16. 16. C G G) Group of volunteers learn Each week in a tutor/mentor program this model repeats A D B E) volunteer’s friends become involved H) Group of volunteers influence business support of tutor/mentor program H E F F) volunteer friends become donors, volunteers, etc. Pg 16Copyright 2011 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
  17. 17. C G If organizations support group learning…. A D B H E F Companies, churches universities, can support group learning at this stage …volunteers going into programs will be better prepared to contribute to the success of a youth The learning in a tutor/mentor program influences the learning and actions at the other end of the service learning loop. Pg 17 Copyright 2011 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
  18. 18. C G Accelerate the learning….increase the resources available A D B H E F …This is the role of the Tutor/Mentor Connection As volunteers move through this loop we have an opportunity to support what they do with kids, and how they influence what business does to support these programs. Pg 18
  19. 19. Tutor/Mentors Can Help Youth Grow Through Each Stage of Life Pre-Kindergarten Kindergarten to Elementary School Jr. High School High School College &/or Career Pg 19 Copyright 2011 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
  20. 20. Youth living in Poverty Face Greater Barriers to Successfully Reaching Careers Lack of positive role models; too many negative models Poor nutrition, crowded housing, teen pregnancy Single parent families, segregation, racism Gangs, Drugs Limited education or early employment options Pg 20 Copyright 2011 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
  21. 21. See how this concept was interpreted by college intern working with T/MC Interns working with Tutor/Mentor Connection in Chicago have been creating new visual interpretations of these ideas. Students in high schools and colleges throughout the country could be doing this same work, as part of their own learning and service. View video of this presentation at: https://youtu.be/5msRqzynH_c See this and other visualizations created by interns between 2005 and 2015 at http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/definition-of-issues/ideasanimation Pg 21
  22. 22. Types of Problems and Outcomes Addressed by Tutor/Mentors  In-School • School Readiness • Physical and Mental Challenges • Classroom Discipline • Academic Skills • Leadership Development • Communication Skills  Out-of-School • School Readiness • Job/Career Readiness • Social Skills Development • Injurious Behavior & Substance Abuse • Teen Pregnancy • Racism Long Term Results Productive Citizens In a Healthy Community Pg 22 Copyright 2011 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
  23. 23. To help quality programs reach youth in every high poverty area... We need to influence what resource providers, business and political leaders do to support programs while Also influencing what programs do to learn from each other and constantly improve their impact on lives of youth and volunteers who become involved. Read articles on INFUENCE on http://tutormentor.blogspot.com Pg 23 Copyright 2011 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
  24. 24. All programs have same needs: These resources are needed by every program, every day, in every neighborhood: * 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 24 Copyright 2011 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
  25. 25. Since 1994 the Tutor/Mentor Connectin (T/MC) has been leading communications effort intended to help every program get volunteers, donors, ideas and other needed resources. Pg 25 Copyright 2011 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 Since 2011 this effort has been supported through Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, which is led by T/MC founder Daniel F. Bassill. Drawing resources to programs in every neighborhood. Others need to do same as T/MC has been doing.
  26. 26. Tutor/Mentor Connection Goal: Focus volunteers on Mentoring-to-Career concepts Create affinity groups where volunteers from the same industry, but different programs, can meet to share ideas and experiences. Link volunteers from the same industry, but different cities Link volunteers from different industries with each other Pg 26 Copyright 2011 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
  27. 27. The Internet offers opportunities to educate tutor/mentor volunteers about issues of poverty. As we help more adults join and stick with tutor/mentor programs, and help these adults bond with kids and learn about poverty, we have the potential to connect volunteers from hundreds of programs into one tutor/mentor connection. As the numbers grow in this movement, and as we connect volunteers from multiple programs and multiple cities, in Internet based distance learning and activism projects, we have the ability to become a policy force in Chicago and throughout the country. This is one site where people from many places can learn together. http://debategraph.org/mentoring_kids_to_careers Pg 27 Copyright 2011 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
  28. 28. Connecting on-line While we might talk to a few people every day for a short time, we can talk to hundreds or thousands every day if we use the Internet. This has motivated my efforts since 2001. Open this map and see places Tutor/Mentor Shares Ideas - http://tinyurl.com/TMC-DanNetwork Pg 28Copyright 2011 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
  29. 29. Learn More. Get Connected  Additional power point essays like this are available at www.tutormentorexchange.net  Visit the Tutor/Mentor Connection web library – http://www.tutormentorconnection.org  Find list of Chicago non-school programs at http://tinyurl.com/TMI- Volunteer-Opportunities  Read blog articles at http://tutormentor.blogspot.com and http://mappingforjustice.blogspot.com  Learn ways to provide financial support -www.tutormentorconference.org/2018_Fund_TMC_TMI_Campaign.htm Tutor/Mentor Connection Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 Skype: dbassill Twitter @tutormentorteam Email: tutormentor2@earthlink.net

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