Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Imagine if this were the new Mayor's blog

I had a dream last night, where the new Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, was using Tutor/Mentor Connection maps, blogs, and web sites as part of his commitment to helping all Chicago kids have brighter futures.

Maybe he would create an animation like this that illustrates his strategy.

He might show maps like this and the Tutor/Mentor Program locator, to illustrate his goal of supporting youth learning and mentoring in all high poverty neighborhoods, with business and faith involvement near places where they have facilities or where they do business.

He would be pointing people to the articles on the Tutor/Mentor Connection blogs, and to information about leadership roles hosted on the Tutor/Mentor Institute site.

He might even use his considerable power of persuasion, or excess campaign funds, to provide $5 million, or five years of funding, for the Tutor/Mentor Connection to help him achieve these goals.

This was just a dream. But if you show this to the mayor-elect or his supporters, maybe it can become a reality. Watch for more articles illustrating the dreams I've had about what the new Mayor and other leaders might do to help kids in poverty move through school and into jobs and careers.

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