Chicago Area Tutor Mentor Programs

Chicago Area Volunteer-Based Tutor and/or Mentor Programs

Since 1993 Tutor/Mentor Connection has collected and shared information about Chicago area, volunteer-based tutor and/or mentor programs that operate in the non-school hours.


The list was published in a printed directory from 1994 to 2003 then in an on-line directory since then.  We've attempted to show what area each program serves, using maps and using list segmentation.

Click the links below to find programs in different sections of Chicago and its suburbs.  See the map showing locations of these organization.




Chicago North

Chicago Central

Chicago South Central

Chicago South

College Access Tutor/Mentor Programs

Multiple Site & Community Based Tutor and/or Mentor Programs

School-Based Tutor and/or Mentor Programs

Chicago Suburbs (North, West, South) Includes Rest of Illinois, NW Indiana


Find links to additional youth serving organizations that focus on Arts, Music and/or STEM,
or that operate beyond the Chicago area. click here


If you find broken links or if you know of programs that should be added please contact Daniel Bassill of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC

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Create a Tutor/Mentor Connection Team at your college or university

All of the information shared on the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC web site is the result of one small non profit in Chicago making a commitment to help increase the availability of mentor-rich non-school tutoring, mentoring and learning programs in all high poverty neighborhoods of Chicago.

Imagine how much greater the impact could be over the next five, 10 and 15 years if this strategy were led buy teams of students, faculty, alumni and community partners, hosted at multiple universities in a metropolitan area like Chicago.

View this presentation, which proposes the formation of such teams.  Email tutormentor 2 at earthlink dot net to explore ways to launch such a strategy on your campus.

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Our Mission

Our Mission: The mission of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC (T/MI) is to gather and organize all that is known about successful volunteer-based, 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.

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