Tutor/Mentor Connection

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October 2009 Blog Posts (4)

Help Tutor/Mentor Connection win donations in America's Giving Challenge

Can you make a $10 donation to help us keep hosting this web site, and the other resources of the Tutor/Mentor Connection? Can you encourage 10 people you know to also make a $10 donation, and to encourage 10 people they know to do so?



We're competing in the America's Giving Challenge on Facebook, where the non profit getting the most donors by Nov. 6 wins $50,000 in addition to the money from those donors.



There are daily prizes of… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on October 15, 2009 at 10:27am — No Comments

Programs for at-risk students in Chicago, including matching with jobs, mentors, and counseling

There's funding for programs to mentor and get students off the streets into more supportive environments.

Excerpts from the Wall Street Journal:



"In response to the violence, Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Public Schools Ron Huberman last month announced a safety and security strategy that will target nearly 10,000 high-school students identified as at risk of becoming shooting victims. The project will connect some of them with mentors and part-time jobs in hopes of… Continue

Added by Lara B Colvin on October 10, 2009 at 10:59am — 1 Comment

Television Shows Promote Volunteering - How does this help you promote your own program?

Television viewers will notice the week of October 19 – 25 that their favorite characters and actors are promoting volunteerism to a level never before seen in the entertainment industry.



The effort is part of a multi-year initiative from the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) titled "I Participate," which will encourage Americans to embrace a new way of thinking about service and aims to persuade millions of people to volunteer regularly. For more information about "I… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on October 5, 2009 at 9:29am — No Comments

Visualizations can help create shared understanding

On my blog at Tutor/Mentor Connection I post graphics like the one below, to help explain concepts that I feel would result in more resources for tutor/mentor programs, thus, more and better programs reaching more kids. The one below illustrates a goal of educating donors and volunteers so they are visiting forums like this, and our web sites, to learn what we do and decide who, and how, to help.





The chart below illustrates how this… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on October 3, 2009 at 9:18am — No Comments

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