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All Blog Posts Tagged 'mentor' (13)

View library of illustrated essays on Scribd.com and Slideshare

Since the mid 1990s I've tried to visualize my ideas and strategies using PowerPoint and other drawing tools. I've been uploading these to slide share and other platforms for past few years. Here's one example.…


Added by Daniel Bassill on September 29, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Experimenting with webinars. Join me on April 21, 2015

I'm hosting a webinar focused on volunteer recruitment for tutor/mkentor programs at 2pm EST on April 21.  You can sign up…


Added by Daniel Bassill on April 19, 2015 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2015

I hope all who visit this forum or who have joined it since 2007 will enjoy this holiday season and have peace, happiness, health and prosperity in 2015.

While there's not a lot of activity on this site, I keep adding new blog articles to the tutor/mentor blog and mapping for justice blog. The other blogs I point to on the home page are…


Added by Daniel Bassill on December 23, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments

Use web library to support the growth of your tutor/mentor efforts

This graphic is what you see when you visit the Tutor/Mentor Connection web library, which I've been building for more than 20 years (and on the Internet since 1998).  

The library is organized into categories, just like any other library. You can find research showing where and why volunteer based tutor/mentor programs…


Added by Daniel Bassill on June 21, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

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…


Added by Daniel Bassill on November 23, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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.



Added by Daniel Bassill on November 6, 2013 at 3:34pm — No Comments

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…


Added by Daniel Bassill on April 27, 2013 at 11:43am — No Comments

10,000 hours of practice to create experts in field - Malcolm Gladwell

This article quotes Malcolm Gladwell saying "if you want to shine, put in 10,000 hours".

It  goes on to say "The greatest athletes, entrepreneurs, musicians and scientists emerge only after…


Added by Daniel Bassill on August 26, 2011 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Mentor Michigan Census Builds Understanding of Mentoring in State


Reposted from  email I receive:


Mentor Michigan Census Reports Available

April 12, 2011: Mentor Michigan, a MENTOR affiliate, has now made the latest Mentor Michigan Census (MMC) available online.


This is Wave VIII of the census, which is a survey of organizations operating mentoring programs in the state of Michigan. It was conducted in the fall of 2010, and 137 organizations responded for a 58 percent response…


Added by Daniel Bassill on April 17, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A different kind of Philanthropy

I encourage you to read Sean Stannard-Stockton's article on the Stanford Social Innovation Review. He leads off with "What if foundations mostly gave unrestricted funding instead of

dictating how grantees could spend their grants? What if foundations

kept supporting grantees who performed instead of ending funding

because the “grant cycle” had ended? What if foundations ditched the

whole… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on November 30, 2010 at 7:03pm — No Comments

I'm Eunsoo Lee who is IIT student.

Hello. from now on, I will do intern for this company.

Thanks to my friend named Peter, I can be here to work for this company.

We want to share anything with you and have a good relationship.

below is my Email that I used to access usually for this company.


Nice to meet you, everybody.

Leaving some message for me would be good help for me.

Added by Eunsoo Lee on January 13, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

First Day at Cabrini Connections

Wow, I'm here....

I happily joined the team today taking on a new internship that not only encompasses successful youth tutoring and mentoring, but also new forms of community outreach. I feel this profound sense of urgency that floats somewhere in between being nervous and excited, yet I feel that life experiences and chance has prepared me for this step.

I'm ready!

Everyone shares the common experience living in a neighborhood where it seems like there were… Continue

Added by E Wilson on January 6, 2010 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

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