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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Our challenge: Connecting busy people from multiple sectors. 

Changing flow of resources.

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Using maps, charts, on-line learning and networking and other forms of face-to-face and web based communications, the T/MC aim is to focus daily attention on issues of poverty and strategies that connect those who can help with those who need help.  We hope to educate volunteers and donors to be shoppers, who search the list of Chicago volunteer-based tutor and/or mentor programs to find places where they give time, talent and dollars to help expand the network of support for inner city kids attending poorly performing schools.

By showing what's possible, we hope to move corporations, foundations, media and organizations that already operate youth development, tutoring and/or mentoring programs beyond what they are doing to what they can be doing.  In doing this we and others who join us, are applying the ideas of 'Connectivism' in our work.

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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