Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The YOU in this graphic could be your students

I've been using maps since 1993 to show where kids need extra  help provided by non-school tutor/mentor programs, based on indicators like high poverty, poorly performing schools, and/or incidents of violence. You can skim through many articles on this blog and see how I've done that.  You also can look at the articles at the MappingforJustice blog, or on the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC site, and see more examples.

Based on the information I've been able to collect, there are too few programs in many parts of Chicago and some of the programs that do exist need a lot of help on an on-going basis to be considered "world class" in what they do.

Collecting information about existing programs and leading discussions that determine where more programs are needed, or innovate new ways to draw volunteers, talent, ideas and operating dollars to programs in different neighborhoods is something youth in high schools and colleges all over the world could be doing.

I'd like to help you think about this.

2 comments:

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Tutor Mentor Connections said...

I don't usually approve comments which are an effort to promote web site businesses of those posting the comment. I did in this case because from 2004 to 2009 tech volunteers from India provided the talent and time needed to develop the Tutor/Mentor Program Locator at http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net/InteractiveMap.aspx and the Organizational History and Tracking System at http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net/ohats/home.aspx

Neither of these have been updated since 2013 due to my lack of tech support and lack of funding. Maybe this or another company in India will reach out and VOLUNTEER to fill this role with the goal of marketing these services in India and other places.