The Tutor/Mentor Connection focuses on changing the volunteer as much as in influencing the youth.
This is because until adults do more of what is needed to help inner city kids grow up and enter career, there will be too few resources, and too few programs, to significantly change the future for most inner city kids.
Read these essays:
Tutoring/Mentoring is a form of Service Learning (see PDF essay)
This Flash Animation shows how volunteers learn through their service, and become leaders who recruit others to be involved.
See the show, become a volunteer!