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.