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First Annual Summit to Promote Tutor/Mentor Volunteerism

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Alliance of Youth Mentoring Agencies is pleased to announce that the First Annual Tutor/Mentor Summit: Opening Doors to Success will be held on Saturday, August 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crispus Attucks High School.

The Tutor/Mentor Summit will focus on heightening the awareness of the importance of tutoring and mentoring and the impact these services have on the well being of youth in our community. This summit will expand the vision of mentoring and tutoring through the sharing of best practices and strategies that enhance the lives of young people from all backgrounds and situations. The summit is open to all in the community who are interested in becoming tutors or mentors as well as experienced volunteers who want to build their knowledge, skills, and networks.

The morning keynote speaker will be Dan Basill. Dan heads up the Tutor Mentor Connection in Chicago, which was founded in 1993 and serves as a network which connects tutoring and mentoring programs throughout the Chicago-land area. The Tutor Mentor Connection promotes best practices and encourages adults to get involved so all that youth and families will have access to mentors and tutors.

Following this opening session, summit participants will be able to choose from a variety of workshops which will highlight local tutoring and mentoring programs. In addition, representatives of local programs will also be on hand to talk with prospective volunteers and sign them up.

You can register for the summit online at www.tutormentorsummitindy.com. For further information, call John Brandon at MCCOY Inc. 921-1288 or via e-mail at john.brandon@mccoyouth.org.

The Alliance of Youth Mentoring Agencies is a coalition of local organizations that provide mentoring programs and services in a variety of settings. The members are committed to providing a quality and supportive mentoring relationship which will assist young people as they grow into positive, productive, and contributing adults who are ready for college, work, and life.

MCCOY (Marion County Commission on Youth) is the youth services intermediary for central Indiana whose mission is to champion the positive development of youth through leadership on key issues and support of the youth worker community. MCCOY’’s vision is that every young person in central Indiana has opportunities to thrive, learn, engage and contribute.

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