Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Simplifying Complex Ideas - Role of Interns

This is a graphic introduced a few months ago on the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC blog via this article. Most people looking at this will be overwhelmed and won't dig deeper to understand how it relates to their own involvement with helping youth through school and into jobs.

Since 2005 interns from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Hong Kong Baptist, Northwestern, Loyola and many other universities have been spending time reading articles like this, then creating their own interpretations, in an effort to help more people view, understand, then apply the ideas.

The video below was launched today. It was created by SUNJOONG YOO, who is one of two students from South Korea working with the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC since Jan 20.

Once you've looked at the video do you understand it's message better than before? If so, please share it with leaders in business, colleges, politics, etc. so others will understand and apply the ideas. Youth from many schools, youth organizations and cities could be creating visualizations like this as part of a citywide effort to transform the way youth are supported. If you'd like to help make this happen we'd like to hear from you.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Interns make a difference!

I've introduced Byungkwan Jang (left in picture) and Sunjoong Yoo in previous posts. They are interns from Illinois Institute of Technology and universities in South Korea who have been with me for the past four weeks.

This week Byungkwan Jang completed a revision of the banks section of the Tutor/Mentor Program Locator's Asset Maps. This is work that has been needed since 2009, but I've not had money to hire anyone to do it, nor have I found a volunteer with the skill and experience to do it. Thus, I'm thrilled that Byungkwan volunteered to take on this role.

Visit this page to see his report on updating the asset maps. Read more about this on the Mapping for Justice Blog and the Tutor/Mentor Institute blogs.

Monday, February 03, 2014

New PSA for Tutor/Mentor

This is one of four short videos created by SUNJOONG YOO, and intern from South Korea and IIT, to encourage more viewers to look at ideas shared on Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC web sites. Take a look!