Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Every six months since May 1994 the Tutor/Mentor Connection has invited leaders of local tutoring and/or mentoring programs, and people listed in the Tutor/Mentor Connection Links Library, to come together for face to face learning and networking, and to help build greater visibility for tutoring/mentoring programs in Chicago and other cities.
This map show how poverty covers a large part of Chicago, but that participants in the May 08 conference did not come from every neighborhood. We hope that will change with the May 27 and 28 Conference, which will be held at Loyola University. It can, but only if you help us spread the word so more people in more parts of Chicago, and in other big cities, know about the conference and make plans to attend.
The Agenda is filling up. Keynote speakers includ:
Thursday, May 27, Morning Welcome Keynote Speaker
Professor James Garbarino, Loyola University-Chicago, author of “Lost Boys,” on Violence and Young Men
12:00 pm - 1:15pm - Lunchtime Keynote Speaker
Bill Curry, Breakthrough Urban Ministries, The Breakthrough Model for Tutoring and Mentoring
Friday May 28 - Welcome Keynote Speaker
Catherine Gottfred, Leap Learning Systems, Youth Brain Development and Literacy
12:00 pm - 1:15pm - Lunchtime Keynote Speakers
Prof. Deanna Wilkinson, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science, Ohio State University
There will be workshops on public relations, uses of the internet for networking and collaboration, evaluation, volunteer recruitment, volunteer training, and plenty of opportunities to build relationships with peers who can be your friends, and partners for many years to come.
As you register, be sure to add your name to the Attendee List, so others can plan to connect with you at the conference, or after. We have the lists for the past five conferences available on the web site, to support the conference goal of network building, information sharing and collaboration.
The conference can be a great success if you and others help spread the word, so more people who care about ending violence, by providing positive learning and mentoring and work opportunities during non-school hours, in every high poverty area of Chicago, and other cities, will use this opportunity to connect and work together to draw needed resources to all of the programs doing this work.
Need a scholarship? Just ask. Want to be a sponsor? Just ask. Want to make a donation and help us pay for the conference and these scholarships? Go here.