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Recognizing “Best Practice” to stimulate Progress

toward Goal – The race to be Best!

Dog Chases
Rabbit Chases
Rabbit
Carrot

Every other dog


Put Carrot in
tries to catch up.
front of Rabbit

Providing
This year’s
seed for next
carrots stored
year’s race.
where others
can find them.

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“A Master Plan” for Saving Kids
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This presentation is one of many that Daniel Bassill has created over the
past 30 years to share his ideas about helping youth in poverty move to jobs
and careers with the help of organized, volunteer-based tutor/mentor
programs. As you look at this presentation take time to look at others posted
at http://www.scribd.com/daniel-f-bassill-7291

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Role of Intermediary

In the following
slides think of a
“carrot” as a
“good idea”.

The Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC* ideas are based on strategies big companies use
to draw customers to stores in hundreds of locations. Bassill believes that if
volunteers, donors, philanthropists are more proactive in what they do to assure that
tutor/mentor programs have talent, ideas and dollars to constantly improve and stay
connected to youth and communities for many years, more will have an impact on
mentoring youth through school and into careers.

*The Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC), created in 1993, is now led by Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC.
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How can “ideas” influence actions?

In the following
slides think of a
“carrot” as a
“good idea”.

If we have access to more ideas showing what other people do to solve a problem
we have more ways to solve the same problem where we are. If we give attention to
actions taken by some people to solve a problem in one places, we can encourage
others to duplicate that action to solve the same problem in many places.
Daniel F. Bassill, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC

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Stimulating year-to-year growth and improvement – the race to be best

Dog Chases
Rabbit Chases
Rabbit
Carrot

Every other dog


Put Carrot in
tries to catch up.
front of Rabbit

Providing
This year’s
seed for next
carrots stored
year’s race.
where others
can find them.

Think of year-to-year improvement like a dog race where every dog wants to be #1
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Stimulating year-to-year innovation and growth of resources raised to
support operations of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs – the
race to be best

The Carrot
Leaders looking to improve represents a
products, services and “best practice”
outcomes look at best of one
practices and innovate organization.
new ways to be good at
what they do.

Think of year-to-year improvement like a dog race where every dog want to be #1
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Competitions, Awards, Media Stories, Blog Articles, etc. can give public
attention to best practices.

If a good idea, or ‘best


practice’ is given public
attention it motivates others
to copy the idea.

Think of year-to-year improvement like a dog race where every dog want to be #1
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Recognition by highly visible people, celebrities, etc. can encourage
more people to try to duplicate a good idea in more places.

If a good idea is given


enough public attention
many will try to copy it.

Think of year-to-year improvement like a dog race where every dog want to be #1
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The “best practice” recognized one year becomes the standard others try
to beat the following year through a process of constant innovation.

Think of the “carrot” as best practice of


how business encourages employees
to volunteer or donate. Or how non
If we can give attention to profits improve practices from year to
best practices, we can year.
influence the growth of
business support for ALL of
the tutor/mentor programs in
a city.

We want to encourage a volunteers from every industry to be part of tutor/mentor


programs in every part of the city.
Libraries that collect great ideas can be a resource for constant innovation and
improvement in an entire sector of organizations.

Providing
seed for next
year’s race.
This year’s
carrots stored
where others
can find them.

If we build libraries of best practices these can be used by teams


from non-profits, businesses, foundations, universities, etc. to
innovate ways to be the “best” at what they do each year. Funding
and partners needed to collect and organize information related to
mentoring youth to jobs and careers.

Think of year-to-year improvement like a dog race where every dog want to be #1
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Tutor/Mentor Institute and
Tutor/Mentor Connection

The mission of the Tutor/Mentor Institute


(T/MI) is to gather and organize all that is
known about successful non-school
tutoring/mentoring programs and apply that
knowledge to expand the availability and
enhance the effectiveness of these services
to children throughout the Chicago region.

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Since 1994 the
Tutor/Mentor
Connection
(T/MC) has been
maintaining a list
of Chicago non-
school, volunteer-
based tutor,
mentor and
learning
programs.

TO HELP EACH
PROGRAM
LEARN FROM
ALL OTHERS!

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Every tutor/mentor program in the region needs the
same resources to operate and constantly improve.

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Since 1994 T/MC has use quarterly events, traditional and social
media, blogs, print and eMail newsletters, etc to draw needed
resources from every industry DIRECTLY to every tutor/mentor
program in the Chicago region.

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Since 1998 the Tutor/Mentor Connection has been hosting a web library with “other
people's ideas”. Anyone can use this to spur their own innovations.

Http://tinyurl.comTMI-libraryFull

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It's all intended to help build and sustain mentor-rich efforts that help youth
born and living in high poverty areas move through school into adult lives.

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This process could be influencing youth development, workforce development,
formal and informal learning improvements in many places.

Dog Chases
Rabbit Chases
Rabbit
Carrot

Every other dog


Put Carrot in
tries to catch up.
front of Rabbit

Providing
This year’s
seed for next
carrots stored
year’s race.
where others
can find them.

Think of year-to-year improvement like a dog race where every dog want to be #1
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Discussion
• What type of organization and funding does it take to collect, organize and
analyze this much information?
• What type of advertising/Public Awareness strategies are needed to bring
millions of people to these ideas every year?
• Who can this work and responsibility be shared/owned by many institutions
and organizations?
• Where are benefactors/philanthropists who would put their names, and their
money, behind this strategy?
• How can we use social media effectively to support this information
collection and sharing process?
• What values does this offer to business that would motivate them to invest
corporate dollars to support the strategy and engage their own employees,
technology and facilities?
• Who else is building similar libraries, for the same purposes? Where is this
being discussed? How can we connect?

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http://www.twitter.com/tutormentorteam or email tutormentor2@earthlink.net
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Visit these sites to learn more
about what it takes to implement http://www.tutormentorexchange.net
this concept in your company or http://www.tutormentorconnection.org
community. http://tutormentor.blogspot.com
http://mappingforjustice.blogspot.com
Dan Bassill, president of http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com
Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, is
available to speak to your group, Find links to social media platforms at
help you understand and adopt http://tutormentorexchange.net/social-media
these ideas. Let's connect on
social media.

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