Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Insurance and Tutoring/Mentoring: Farmers

One of a series of maps that show how area insurance companies are in positions to help in the fight against poverty... Farmers Branch locations:

(click on the map to see a larger, high resolution version)

The Tutor/Mentor Connection works to fascilitate the efforts of industries that share its values and goals... and recognize the social and business benefits of working together - in a tutor/mentoring capacity - to help our 7th graders obtain careers by age 25.

To this end, potential roles that can be filled by leadership in the insurance industry, as outlined in a Tutor/Mentor Institute document, "Roll of Intermediaries in Community Building Strategy" include:

* Forming a Volunteer Team: to provide leadership within a company, and mobilize resources to support all tutor/mentor programs in a city. (Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth Program is an example of this within the Chicago legal community.)

* Begin a Communications Program: use internal and external communications to tell employees and customers about need for tutor/mentor programs in the same way advertising tells them of products and services a company offers.

* Add Tutor/Mentor Programs to workplace fund raising: to enable employees to designate Cabrini Connections and similar tutor/mentor programs for payroll deduction contributions. To find a program near you, please use the Tutor/Mentor Connection's online searchable "Program Locator."

To learn more about the benefits of volunteer involvement for businesses, and how tutoring and mentoring can assist workforce development, please take a look at the following Tutor/Mentor Institute document.

And for more information on why tutoring and mentoring makes sense in general, please read this document.

Location data provided by search of Map may not be all-inclusive, and is subject to errors or omissions in data.

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