Friday, January 24, 2014

The Power of Small Change

This video was created over the past two weeks by SunjoongYoo, who is a winter 2014 intern of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC in Chicago.

This is one of many visualizations created by interns since 2005. It's also an example of the type of project students from many place could be doing in an on-going effort to create more and better non-school learning, mentoring and job training opportunities for youth living in high poverty neighborhoods.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Interns from South Korea focusing on mentoring strategies in US

View this animation and meet Byungkwan Jang, our second winter 2014 intern from South Korea and Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. This graphic is part of a Prezi presentation that shows the network of people Byungkwan is connected to, whom he might send notices to read and share the articles he writes while he is an intern.

This intern program has been active since 2005. In this page you can see introductions and learning paths for many of the students from Chicago area universities, as well as from South Korea, China, and India.

In this second Prezi Byungkwan introduces himself. In each internship the first week is spent creating these introductions and network maps. It helps me get to know each student, and helps them show the talents they have. It also helps them understand how important the work is that they will do over the next six weeks. I hope you'll follow them and share this with youth and volunteers in your own network.

Monday, January 13, 2014

New Interns at Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC

Two new interns from South Korea, via a partnership with Illinois Institute of Technology, started working with me last week.

This is part of a program that has been on-going since 2005. Interns spend from a week to a year with me. During their time they read articles posted on the Tutor/Mentor Blog,, Pinterest, and the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC home page. Then they create new visualizations to provide their own interpretation of those ideas.
The network map helps them identify people in their own family, work, college and/or military network who may be interested in these ideas and who may pass them on to others.

The graphic above is a network map created by Sunjoong Yoo This link points to an self-introduction he created on Prezi.