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Visit this page to see videos where Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC ideas are explained and where we talk about how mentoring transforms the lives of volunteers and youth who become part of well-organized, long-term tutor/mentor programs.  Visit this page to see videos done by interns. Recruit youth in your school or college to re-do these, showing how the strategy can be applied in other cities, not just Chicago.

See illustrated PDF strategy essays on Scribd.com and Slideshare.  Use these presentations in discussion groups as part of your own strategic planning.

 
Mission - Mentoring As Part of Larger Strategy

After 35 years of leading a volunteer-based tutor/mentor program I realize that mentoring must be part of a larger strategy that engages adults from many sectors of the regional community in efforts that provide the supports kids need to overcome the challenges of segregation, racism and generational poverty.-- Dan Bassill, Founder Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute.

The mission of the Tutor/Mentor Institute (T/MI) is to gather and organize all that is known about successful non-school tutoring/mentoring programs and apply that knowledge to expand the availability and enhance the effectiveness of these services to children throughout the Chicago region.

 

THIS IS A MARKETING PLAN INTENDED TO MAKE HIGH QUALITY, CONSTANTLY IMPROVING NON-SCHOOL TUTOR/MENTOR PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO THOUSANDS OF YOUTH LIVING IN HIGH POVERTY NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE US AND THE WORLD


Dan Bassill, founder of Cabrini Connections and the Tutor/Mentor Connection in 1992, created the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC in July 2011 to support the continued growth of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and tutor/mentor programs in the Chicago region, while seeking to embed it's ideas and strategies in cities and institutions throughout the world.  This PDF illustrates the goals and strategies of the Tutor/Mentor Institute and challenges we face.

 

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Defining Terms

The words tutoring and mentoring mean different things to different people, based on the social-economic status and age of the youth being served, and of the different goals being served. Some times our pictures and videos help people understand how a tutor/mentor program connects kids from high poverty areas with adults and learning experiences from beyond those neighborhoods.

The Tutor/Mentor Institute (T/MI)  has published more than 1000 blog articles, focusing on a wide range of issues, illustrated by this graphic. Do a Google search for the words "tutor mentor" plus any of these words, and several links on the first page will point to articles posted about that topic. Use these to expand your own understanding of problems and potential solutions.  T/MI has also created over 60 short PDF essays, such as one, titled Tutor/Mentor, Same Words, Different Meaning - defining the terms ,  to help leaders understand the different forms of tutoring and/or mentoring that exists.

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