Saturday, January 04, 2014
On Thursday I started posting lists of articles written in 2013. The first list showed how I follow media stories about violence and poverty with my own articles showing strategies to help build tutor/mentor programs in poverty neighborhoods.
While all of my articles support the growth of mentor-rich programs, I've not led a program since 2011 so fewer of my own stories show what is happening on a weekly basis in a tutor/mentor program. I try to coach other programs to tell those stories on their own blogs and I point to their web sites on the list of Chicago area program links I maintain.
Below are five stories with a focus on mentoring, showing how the media draw attention, but don't draw needed resources to all of the places where mentors can connect with youth.
FOCUS on Mentoring in Crain's Chicago Business - link
Thursday, September 19, 2013
My Mentor. The Father I never Had. - link
Another story about mentor from Dec. 2013 - link
Saturday, September 07, 2013
Start of New School Year for Tutor/Mentor Programs - link
Monday, October 21, 2013
Mentor Role in Larger Strategy - link
Monday, November 25, 2013
How do you tell difference between youth programs? - link
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Social Service Samurai: Dan Bassill This article shows how I'm a mentor to leaders of other programs - link