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COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection

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?
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A ‘ birth to work’ mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC

To SUCCEED
T/MC Goal: We must recruit business
leaders who will use their
Help inner-city youth resources in PULLING
Youth to Careers
reach Careers.

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

To SUCCEED
We must help tutor/mentor
program leaders, volunteers,
schools and parents be more
effective in PUSHING
Youth to Careers

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SHARING RESPONSIBILITY
To finish school and
Programs serving youth in one age level, enter a career…
…youth who participate in
or one time frame, can do better work if great K-8 programs still need
the child comes to them better prepared. support to finish high school,
college and to enter careers.

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

EXAMPLE
These are feeder programs. If A program serving 5th and 6th grade
kids is able to do more if programs
kids have access to good K-5 serving the SAME kids in K-5 have laid
programs they will perform better a reading/math learning/motivation
in 5th and 6th grade and high foundation.
school programs.

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THE GOAL IS NOT TO FINISH 6TH GRADE. IT’S TO REACH A CAREER.

Every program serving youth on this


time line needs volunteers, dollars,
technology, etc.

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

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.

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We use maps and charts to create visual understanding
• 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


CHICAGO neighborhoods need extra
adults to help them reach Pg 5
careers.
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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.

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COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection

Programs should be available for every age


group, during school hours, 3-5pm hours and in
the evening and weekend hours.
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

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.

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COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection

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.
6th Grade:
ï reading and
4th and 5th Grade: writing programs
ï tutoring
ï reading to kids ï interest building
ï tutoring ï creative
ï interest building stimulation
ï creative ï tutor/mentor role
First to Third stimulation model
Grade: ï tutor/mentor role ï service learning
ï reading to kids model ï Junior
Pre School: ï tutoring ï service learning Achievement
ï interest building ï Junior ï Bank at School
ïafter school care ï creative Achievement programs
ï reading to kids stimulation ï Bank at School
programs

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COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection

At each stage there are actions that can support a young


person’s growth to the next stage of development.
Senior:
ï advanced reading and writing
programs
ï tutoring in specific subjects
ï interest building/travel programs
ï creative stimulation
9th to 11th grade: ï tutor/mentor role model
ï reading and writing ï service learning/peer tutoring
programs ï College Bridge Programs
ï tutoring ï Career planning
ï interest building ï Apprentice Programs, part time jobs
ï creative stimulation ï Summer Internships
7th and 8th Grade: ï tutor/mentor role model
ï reading and writing ï College applications
ï service learning help/scholarships
programs ï Junior Achievement
ï tutoring ï Vocational program research
ï Bank at School/career
ï interest building awareness programs
ï creative stimulation ï College Bridge Programs
ï tutor/mentor role model ï Job skills training/
ï service learning Shadowing
ï Junior Achievement
ï Bank at School programs
ï Job skills training/
Shadowing

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COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection

The T/MC is organizing this information and leading


actions that encourage any stakeholder to find and use it
to build better programs
Life long learning
and service to family
and country:
Age 25 to 85:
ï Career growth What does it take for
Post HS Graduation: ï Life Long
every youth born in
ï Career planning Learning
ï Career Mentoring poverty to have this
ï Apprentice Programs,
part time jobs ï Learning through opportunity?
ï Summer Internships Service
ï College and/or ï Helping others
Vocational program
climb the ladder
ï First fulltime job
ï Mentoring in the
workplace
ï Service learning/peer
tutoring

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COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection

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.

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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.
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COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection

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
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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
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COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection

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

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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

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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 • arts
• mentoring • teamwork
• tutoring • technology
• reading/writing • science
• critical thinking • math
• communicating • recreation

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COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection

Existing Knowledge:
This map of
Chicago was
created to
• T/MC creates maps shows programs
showing program available to
high school
availability. youth in the
evening hours.

• T/MC web site links


connect stakeholders
with thousands of
other tutor/mentor
resources

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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.

Flash Intro to Program Locator: http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net/Intro.aspx


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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

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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’
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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

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A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection

Technology Arts, Culture.


Communications
Religion Government
Insurance Education
Healthcare

Hospitality Our strategy is to enlist Science,


Math
Recreation volunteers and leaders Engineering
from every industry as
partners in helping kids
Natural Resources
Agriculture
reach careers. Manufacturing
Transportation

Finance, Personal & Built environment Retailing


Business Services Engineering Wholesaling

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COLLECTIVE ACTION: A mentoring-to-career strategy of the Tutor/Mentor Connection

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

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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
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“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

Connect with Dan on Twitter @tutormentorteam or via


the email shown below if you'd like to learn more.
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