Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
In hopes of helping volunteer-based organizations connect with community resources, NobleHour announced plans to sponsor the Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference in Chicago, Illinois on June 14, 2012. The conference helps tutoring and mentoring programs collaborate and share solutions, while celebrating the work of youth and volunteers.
“We’re excited to sponsor the Tutor/Mentor Conference and help connect communities in order to empower and educate youth,” said Scott Fore, managing partner of NobleHour.
The conference will consist of discussions, workshops, and speakers that help tutor/mentor programs address challenges and grow their organizations. Speakers include Van Bensett of Life Directions, Monique Cook-Bey of Chicago Youth Organizations, Lucy Hall of Jumpstart, Don Moore of Designs for Change, and many others.
According to the conference website, the event’s goals are “to build awareness of volunteer-based tutoring/mentoring, bring up to 100 people together to share ideas, and engage even more people in on-line forums.” If participants are unable to participate in person, they can follow the conference online using the hash-tag #TMConf_Chi.
“Even when the conference ends, participants can continue connecting, contributing and sharing their knowledge on NobleHour,” said Fore.
On NobleHour, it is free for any organization to post news and opportunities that mentors, tutors, and other volunteers can sign up for. It is also free for volunteers to track their hours and measure their economic impact.
For more information about the conference, visit http://www.tutormentorconference.org
NobleHour is based in Lakeland, FL and was started by a team of knowledgeable business investors, representing over 70 years of unparalleled entrepreneurial and business experience. They developed SweatMonkey.org in 2005 as an online service learning management platform for students and schools. SweatMonkey was used by countless organizations such as the YMCA, the SPCA, the United Way of North Central Florida, and the University of Florida. SweatMonkey was rebranded and launched in 2012 as NobleHour.com, an engaging online community platform that includes content sharing, a database of volunteer and job opportunities and events, hour tracking tools for tracking community service hours, and community impact measurement tools. NobleHour's mission is to provide an engaging platform to help connect people with their communities to empower civic engagement.