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Those YOU… Who Need
and youth in
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T/MC
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CONNECTING

Strategies Faith Communities Can Use to Support


Growth of Tutor/Mentor Programs in High Poverty areas.
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HOW FAITH COMMUNITIES CAN LEAD


VOLUNTEER MOBILIZATION FOR TUTOR/MENTOR PROGRAMS
A strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection, www.tutormentorconnection.org

”One person trained twelve human beings who went on to so influence the
world that time itself is now recorded as being before (B.C.) or after (A.D.) his
existence.”

This quote was taken from the introduction of the book "Jesus, CEO: Using
Ancient Wisdom for Visionary Leadership", written by Laurie Beth Jones and
published by Hyperion. It shows how much power one person has to change
the world. We hope it inspires church leaders to use there communications
systems to change the future for millions of at-risk youth throughout America,
and the world.

Read and share the ideas in the following pages to see how faith communities
can help transform the lives of youth living in big city poverty neighborhoods.
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If the goal is to help kids living in high
poverty neighborhoods be starting
jobs/careers by their mid-twenties….

School-Time Programs
High Career
Pre-K K - 5th 5th - 6th 6th - 8th
School Track

3-5 PM Non-School Programs After 5 PM and Weekend Programs

Tangela joined CC in 1993,


after being part of the
MW/Cabrini Green Tutoring --- 16 years later.
Program when in elementary
school.
We are still
connected, via the
How do we help tutor/mentor programs connect Internet, 16 years
later.
with youth when they are young, and stay
connected to those kids from when we first meet
them, to when they need our help as adults?….
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Think of a city with K-12
mentor programs
operating in every
neighborhood.

Communicate this idea with


sermons, graphics, videos

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If we want mentor-rich programs in more
places, we much influence resource flow.

To keep kids and volunteers


connected, we need these
Chicago resources every day at every
area
tutor/mentor program in
Chicago.
* volunteers
* public visibility
* operating dollars
* technology
The shaded * training/learning
areas of this
map of * leadership
Chicago are
the areas of
most This map could be any major city in the
concentrated world where youth live in high
poverty. concentrations of poverty.

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Maps show locations of faith congregations throughout Chicago region.

Strategies from EACH congregation could be supporting growth of tutor/mentor


programs in different areas. See more faith maps in the Map Gallery at
http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net/mapgallery.html
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Every congregation represents a Network of People with
connections to every other sector in the region.

Technology Arts, Culture.


Government
Communications Religion
Education
Insurance
Healthcare

Tutor/Mentor Institute, Science,


Hospitality LLC and T/MC seek Math
Recreation business partners to Engineering
help in PULLING
youth To careers from
Natural Resources tutor/mentor programs
Agriculture in many locations Manufacturing
Transportation

Finance, Personal & Built environment Retailing


Business Services Engineering Wholesaling

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The World’s Largest
Ping Pong ball table.

Every intentional action of


a faith leader, volunteer or
network-builder causes a
chain reaction that moves
every other ball.

What you say can reach


people around the world.

FAITH LEADERS HAVE


BEEN PRACTICING THIS
FOR OVER 2000 YEARS!

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When a faith leader, or youth minister,
communicates, many listen. Many follow.
This city needs leaders in every sector who take this role, not one or two high profile people.

faith business media


volunteers
dollars

college
you Talent &

technology

Elected
leader
others

Use personal and organizational leadership, web site and communications to connect members
of your network to T/M programs in all parts of Chicago on a consistent, on-going basis, using
Internet directories such as www.tutormentorconnection.org as resource for finding programs.
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OUTREACH STRATEGY:
We want to get faith groups in
affluent suburban areas, as well
as in inner city areas, to be
delivering sermons on a regular
basis, that tie scripture and
service, and point members to
tutor/mentor programs that
already exist, or to
neighborhoods, where new
programs need to be created.

In this graphic, we illustrate how one faith leader (Rev. Hall), can use his/her blog, sermon, radio
show and web site, to reach out to members of the congregation, and provide information they can
share with people in their own networks. We also show how these faith leaders can host networking
sessions at the November and May Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference, in
Chicago (see www.tutormentorconference.org ) and how they can host events at different church,
mosque and temple locations, during January and August, to draw attention to tutor/mentor
programs in their own neighborhood, or in neighborhoods that they have adopted.

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Deliver strategic messages four times each year to increase resource flow.

3-months 6-months 9-months 12-months


from now from now from now from now

Immediate
Impact

Growth of $$ $$
$$ $$
volunteers & $$
and corporate
leaders involved

With every action have a purpose. Every message is intended to draw


needed resources to one or more tutor/mentor programs in Chicago.
Teach others to communicate with a purpose.

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STRATEGIC TIME FRAMES TO DELIVER THIS MESSAGE:
IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE WHEN YOU COMMUNICATE AND WHAT YOU
COMMUNICATE

1) late August (with a "be a volunteer" message to support Back- to-School


volunteer recruitment)

2) first Sunday in November (Tutor/Mentor Week - give recognition to


students, volunteers and leaders who have joined such programs);

3) mid February - ( profile volunteers, tell of success stories, the need


for volunteers to be leaders, the need for reinforcements, etc.);

4) late April (encourage participation in the Tutor/Mentor Conference);


give praise for the work volunteers, students and programs have done over
the past year, talk about the need for continuing this work during the next
year

In each of these messages, include the T/MC web site of


www.tutormentorconnection.org, because that is where their members can go
for more information of what it takes to build and sustain a great mentoring program.
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Youth in faith sponsored organizations, schools, etc.
can create visualizations that share this thinking.

These graphics
were created by
interns. This one
shows use of
concept map

The graphic at the right is from an


animation done by an intern who
converted the concept map into a
flash animation
http://www.tutormentorexchange.net//images/flash/strat
egymap.swf
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Examples of information visualization created by interns.

This shows how idea is first visualized


in power point and posted on a blog Young people in faith groups
http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2009/1 and neighborhood youth
0/transforming-adults-involved-in.html programs, as well as in public
schools, can create videos that
This shows how intern converted
this to flash animation share these ideas and mobilize
http://www.tutormentorexchange.net volunteers and donors for
/images/flash/vol_leadership.swf tutor/mentor programs in
neighborhoods where they live.
See more work by interns:
http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/definition-of-issues/ideasanimation
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IDEA Friends
Vol.
One Person Network
Donor
Network
Grows Alumni
Co-
Friends
OVER TIME
Vol. worker

Network
Donor Co-worker
Network Vol.
Grows Alumni
Network
Co- Donor
OVER TIME
worker Friends
Vol.
Co-
Co-worker Network
worker
Vol. Donor
Network
Network
Grows Alumni
Donor
Co-
OVER TIME
worker
Co-
worker Co-worker
Vol.
Network
From www.tutormentorconnection.org Donor

Co-
worker

Over time, network grows to include more people, from more places.
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EVANGELIZE THIS!
x
This map shows Methodist Church
locations in the Chicago region.
x Similar maps for other denominations
can be found at
http://mappingforjustice.blogspot.com
and can be created using the
x Tutor/Mentor Program Locator at
x http://www.tutormentorlocator.net

x
x
Imagine if someone in a Methodist
Youth organization were building a
map with X overlays indicating
congregations who were implementing
the ideas in this presentation. Such
groups could be sharing ideas at the
x spring and fall Tutor/Mentor
Conferences, to help others learn from
them so the number of X s on the map
grow each year.

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Share your sermons. Share your strategy. Show these maps to others!

Faith communities can build


libraries of sermons that can
be used by others each year
to create and deliver their
own messages.

Faith communities can host


workshops at the spring and
fall Tutor/Mentor Conferences
in Chicago, or at events
where faith leaders from
many denominations are
connecting.

Faith communities can build


on-line communities where
http://www.tutormentorconference.org these ideas can be shared.

Read more at http://tinyurl.com/TMI-FaithLeadersPDF and


at http://www.tutormentor.blogspot.com/search/label/faith%20groups
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PRACTICE THESE IDEAS. MAKE THEM HAPPEN!
These are concepts intended to encourage youth and adults
to think, learn and innovate new ways to support the growth
and operations of needed youth support services throughout
the Chicago metropolitan region.
At the following Tutor/Mentor Institute and Tutor/Mentor Connection web sites you can
see how we put these ideas to practice every day in our effort to support our goals.
http://www.tutormentorexchange.net
http://www.tutormentorconnection.org
http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net
http://tutormentorconference.org
http://tutormentor.blogspot.com
http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com

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