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Mentoring as part of larger strategy: Comment on P/PV brief
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Next Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference in Chicago, May 19, 2014

We will host a Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference on May 19, 2014 at the Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 W. Jackson, in Chicago.The agenda can be seen at http://www.tutormentorconference.org/agenda.aspBefore, during and after the conference…See More
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About Me:
I've led a volunteer-based tutor/mentor program for more than 30 years. I created the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC in 2011 to share ideas, innovate and help tutor/mentor programs grow in Chicago and other cities. I use my blog and the http://www.tutormentorexchange.net web site to share what I and others know so that more and better tutor/mentor programs can grow in Chicago and other major cities.
What do you hope to learn, or share, on this forum?
My goal is to inspire members to use the ideas we share in their own daily actions so that we increase the reach and frequency of messages that mobilize volunteers and donors to support volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs in Chicago and other cities where there are high concentrations of poverty.

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Visualization of services offered by youth organization

I'm trying to create a visualization that any youth serving organization might be willing to use to visually communicate what time of day they reach youth, what age range they serve and what types of learning and mentoring activities are offered.

This is what I've done so far.  This…


Posted on November 23, 2013 at 1:17pm

Follow up to November 4 Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference.

On Monday I hosted another Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference in Chicago. This was the 40th in the past 20 years. I'm still going through attendance information, evaluations, etc. but it looks like about 105 attended.



Posted on November 6, 2013 at 3:34pm

Community Wealth-Building, Anchor Institutions, Tutor/Mentor Programs

In every high poverty neighborhood there are one or two anchor institutions, like a hospital, university, bank, etc. that could provide leadership and strategic support to strategies that support the growth of youth mentoring programs.

If those same institutions also focus on community…


Posted on April 27, 2013 at 11:43am

If we agree that connecting a youth and adult mentor is a good idea....

I created this graphic last week to illustrate the progression of thinking that I've followed for the past 20 years.

I know from my own experiences and those of others, and from much reading, that connecting youth with caring adults can have a positive impact.

I also know that…


Posted on November 24, 2012 at 11:34am — 1 Comment

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At 5:25pm on February 12, 2014, Scott Staunton said…


Thank you for sharing this information.  I will be reviewing it.  Look forward to chatting down the road.

Kind regards,


At 5:24pm on February 12, 2014, Scott Staunton said…

Daniel, one of the reasons I was attracted to a conversation with you is that you had already posted the graphic on Mentoring Kids to Careers.  Thanks for sharing the link again.


At 2:48pm on February 9, 2014, Scott Staunton said…

Thanks for your note.  Could we chat sometime next Wednesday over the phone?  Kind regards, S

At 10:43am on November 22, 2013, Jay Rosenbloom said…


    Thank you for your help. We are a new group, having trouble finding volunteers. I will follow your advice and see what happen. If there is anything I can do to assist you, please let me know.



At 4:27pm on October 6, 2013, Adebayo Tayo Kehinde said…

Please daniel what help can u render to help develop my skill as a mentor

At 12:14pm on August 19, 2013, Barbara A Williams said…

Follow up on website: it is done but I am awaiting for http://www.heismyrockmissionary.org to point to

http://www.barbaraprivatedutynurse.com to kick in.  I spoke with register.com to remove their banner off of my website so they are in the process of doing so.  They ask that I wait at least 24 hours for heismyrockmissionary.com to point to my original site.

At 2:09pm on August 18, 2013, Barbara A Williams said…

Yes. I am almost done updating my website, and It should be done by tomorrow.

At 10:15am on July 19, 2013, Maximo cerda said…

Hey Daniel, looking forward in empowering our youth. It is a blessing when we can give back. Let me know here I can help!!!

I appreciate you and all your efforts.

Be safe!!!

At 4:01pm on December 18, 2012, Beth said…

http://acircleoffriendsoregon.com/... thank you for your reply. 

At 9:32am on November 3, 2012, Patricia Denson said…

Thank you Daniel for approving our organization  we are on the move to better educate our youth.   I do have a question do you know how we can utilize K12  online training this will help our youth receive a diploma instead of a GED.   also help the youth get online without having to pay the tuition.  I know it is though a CPS but we are located in the South Suburbs.  We do have some space at a college that is located in Chicago, will that help?  but we need it  for the Youth in the South Suburbs


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