Five interconnected strategies
guide actions and events employed by T/MC: Public Awareness, research, resource building, technology, training, and networking events. Each of these strategies, and thus the events and actions that they represent, are interconnected and simultaneous.
For instance, T/MC research on tutor/mentor programs characteristics and needs is not only a fact-finding activity, but also a process of building awareness of what programs exist and building a connection between programs. Every new contact documented in OHATS represents a new piece of knowledge in this research. The T/MC contact database that began with 400 people in 1993 now has over 14,000 contacts is one sign of this growth of knowledge. Another example of the interconnection across strategies is how technology (as a strategy) is also a resource, but is so important to the T/MC mission that it is documented separately. All events that T/MC leads are strategically designed to generate public awareness, resources, and training.
On the bottom of the metrics page
, are links to T/MC web sites such as the Program Locator, Map Gallery, and Links Library, which represent this on-going activity intended to support the growth of tutor/mentor programs.
These results show that the largest amount of action emphasized public awareness, resource building and training. This reflects the T/MC priority of enlarging the number of adults, resource providers, etc. who get involved with this movement. Public awareness and training examples include stories generated in Chicago newspapers, radio and TV stations, as well as interactions on Internet discussion groups that are intended to raise awareness of key issues for tutor/mentoring and outreach and training services to programs and organizations.