Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Be like Mike. Be like El.

Starting a tutor/mentor program is easy. Keeping it going for a decade or more and constantly finding ways to get better is the hard part. This video was created to inspire volunteers and donors to raise money for the Cabrini Madness Fund Raising tournament.

Maybe from Cabrini Connections on Vimeo.

El Da'Sheon Nix and Bradley Troast,the leaders at Cabrini Connections, collaborate to lead the weekly program activities and to create these videos. The inspiration for this one came from the video below, featuring Michael Jordan.

It takes the work of many people, over many years, to help programs like Cabrini Connections become a fixture in the lives of inner city kids. I wrote this article last week to show how important Cabrini Madness is to our fund raising, and to increasing volunteer involvement and ownership in the overall vision of Cabrini Connections and the Tutor/Mentor Connection.

I use graphics like this to emphasize that we seek the engagement of people from every industry sector in this on-going process of innovation and program development, not just the people who are current tutors/mentors at Cabrini Connections.

If we want more kids born in poverty to have adult lives free from its chains, able to raise their own kids in diverse communities of greater hope and opportunity, we must "be like Mike" and "be like El" with the work and commitment we're willing to bring to the game every day.

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