Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Chicago Tutor and/or Mentor Programs on Social Media

In this article I'm sharing some of what I've been seeing on Twitter and Facebook from Chicago based youth Tutor and/or Mentor programs. You can look at this the same way I do, by following this list of programs on Twitter.

This from Starfish Learning @StarfishChicago




this from Chicago Lights @chicagolights



this from Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund @MurphyScholars



this from By The Hand @ByTheHandClub


I'm seeing more than this in every 24 hour cycle, but only selected a few from the top of my feed for this post.  I encourage others to do exactly what I've done. View the list, then write a story pointing to posts from some of the different tutor/mentor programs in Chicago, or in a different city, if yoiu don't live here.

Facebook also has posts by Chicago tutor/mentor programs, but it is really difficult to find them. What I mean by that is on Twitter,  you can open my list, and scroll the feed, and see what's been posted in the past day or week. If programs are sharing what they do, you'll see it. 

The Facebook news feed does not have a list/sort feature like Twitter has. On your news feed you get everything from all of the friends and pages you like. Thus, seeing what youth tutor/mentor programs in Chicago are doing is really difficult.


This graphic is in the NOTES section of my Facebook page, and includes a list of Chicago youth tutor/mentor programs. You can scroll the list, and click on a page, to see what that program is sharing. But you don't get a list showing what all of these programs are sharing. LinkedIN works the same way.

Thus, unless you are looking at Facebook or LinkedIN for hours every day,  you won't see much of what's posted by Chicago tutor/mentor programs.  In a few minutes on Twitter,  you can see what's been posted over the past 24 hours.

Now, the other part of this story is that TOO FEW PROGRAMS ARE POSTING ON ANY SOCIAL MEDIA, AND TOO FEW HAVE BLOGS ON THEIR WEB SITES

Volunteers, donors and media can't find you and tell your story if you're not helping them.

Note: If someone is using Facebook or LinkedIN and has found a way to view lists of Chicago tutor/mentor programs, please post a comment with instructions for doing this.


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