Thursday, July 19, 2018

Tutor/Mentor Connection/Institute, LLC Concepts

The India Development Corporation of America (IDCA) invited me to speak at their June 2018 education event and yesterday they sent me the video clip below, showing part of my presentation.

In preparation for this presentation I created some slides. You can see a couple in the video. You can view the entire slide show in the SlideShare below.

I was first introduced to IDCA in the early 2000s by one of the volunteers in the tutor/mentor program I was leading at that time. He was also a member of IDCA. Since then I've spoken at their educationT events every few years.

My goal is that the ideas I share are applied in India and other parts of the US and the world, while some of their members and network also offer time, talent and dollars to help me operate the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC.

The interactive map, and search  portal, of the Tutor/Mentor Program Locator were both built in the 2000s by volunteers from India. Thus, there's an abundance of talent that could be helping me update these portals now.

from 1990s
Last Tuesday evening I attended the weekly ChiHackNight event at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago and as I was eating a snack before the start of the formal presentation, a man came up to me and asked "Are you Tutor/Mentor?"

It turns out that he had  heard my introduction the previous week, then had connected with me on the ChiHackNight slack channel.  He and a group from Northwestern University have been developing an interactive map focused on health issues, so we had some interests in common.

Turns out we had more in common than that. He told me that he was a volunteer in the mid 1990s at the tutor/mentor program I was leading.

More than 4000 adults and 4000 youth (now adults) were part of the tutor/mentor programs I led from 1975 to 2011.  This represents an army of reinforcements who could not only be helping me now, but who could be carrying Tutor/Mentor Connection/Institute, LLC ideas and strategies to cities throughout the US...and the world over the next 20 years.

I'm excited every time I reconnect with one of these people and every time I have the opportunity to share my ideas with groups like IDCA because they represent badly needed drinks and potential new !eaders.

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