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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.