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ABC University’s

Tutor/Mentor Connection:
A Vision Of What’s Possible

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This is a Vision of the
Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC
We do not know if such an
initiative exists anywhere in
Chicago or the country.
This presentation is intended to be used as a “starting point”
for any university, or group within a university, who wants to
adopt the Tutor/Mentor Connection strategy.
This is one of hundreds of essays and articles created by Daniel F. Bassill, D.H.L., since 1993 when the
Tutor/Mentor Connection was launched in Chicago. These articles seek to inspire others to provide
leadership that supports the growth and constant improvement of youth serving organizations reaching
youth in high poverty areas of Chicago and other cities. Since 2011 the Chicago T/MC has been part of
Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC. Read other illustrated essays in the Tutor/Mentor Institute library at
http://www.tutormentorexchange.net. While most of this information is FREE your purchase of this article
helps provide revenue that enables this library to remain available.
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University Connection Vision
The ABC University Tutor/Mentor
Connection will be the first or second
resource that anyone in the world visits to
learn about poverty and the roles
volunteer tutors/mentors can take in
helping children grow up safely and move
through high school and college into
careers.
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How many ways
can we visualize
mentoring as a
strategy for helping
youth move
through school and
into careers?

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Description of Need
“Significantly shifting demographics
combined with information age
technological advancements have
created a need to ensure that all
students are well prepared to work in a
Twenty-first Century economy.”
Debbie O’Leary, Assistant Director of Communications,
School of Education, IUPUI, “Bridging The Gap: A
seamless P-16 Education System is the Answer”,
Insight, Fall 2003

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Description of Need
Young people who have the most severe
unmet needs in their lives are
particularly in jeopardy of participating in
risk behaviors, such as dropping out of
school, participating in violent behavior,
or using drugs and alcohol.
(from National Academy Press, Community programs
to Promote Youth Development (2001).

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Description of Need
Young people with the most severe unmet
needs often live in very poor and
high-risk neighborhoods with few opportunities
to get the critical experiences needed for
positive development. They often experience
repeated racial and ethnic discrimination.
(from National Academy Press, Community programs
to Promote Youth Development (2001).

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Description of Need
Such youth have a substantial amount of
free, unsupervised time during their
non-school hours.
(from National Academy Press, Community programs
to Promote Youth Development (2001).

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Description of Need
Increasing the education level
and high school graduation rates of
young men can result in a $1.4 billion
savings to society.
(from a Joint Center for Policy Research working paper, “The Effect of
Education on Crime”, written by Lance Lochner and Enrico. See
www.jcpr.org)

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Description of Need
A high quality education, from preschool
through college, is essential for success
in the Twenty-first century economy.

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ABC University Connection’s
Commitment to Support Youth in Many Places

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University Connection Core Values
We don’t just teach skills.
We take an active role in helping
students and alumni succeed in applying
these skills to solve problems and do
effective work.

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University Connection Core Values
We don’t just excel at distance-education.
We excel at maintaining a learning
network that helps alumni connect with
each other and with resources of ABC
University and other members of the
Tutor/Mentor Learning Network.

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University Connection Core Values
We don’t want to put a band-aid on a
problem, or be involved from a distance.
We want to take an active role in solving
problems and innovating new ways to
serve humanity.

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University Connection Core Values
We believe in the inherent worth of all
children. Children are literally our future,
but disadvantaged children cannot hope
to flourish personally or professionally in
the future without direct personal
investment from caring adults.

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University Connection Core Values
We take an active role in providing ideas,
programs, people and financial
resources to help disadvantaged
children reach their full personal and
professional potential.

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University Connection Core Values
We value volunteerism, service-learning,
and the contributions our students,
faculty and alumni can offer to improve
the outcomes of community-based
mentoring-to-career programs.

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ABC University Connection Mission
To organize and share information in an
active, and long-term commitment to
engage university students, faculty and
alumni in activities that help children born in
poverty be in the first stages of jobs and
careers by age 25.

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The ABC University T/MC site will unite all stakeholders
around actions that help youth move toward careers.

Education

Health Care

College of
Liberal Arts

Law,
International
Studies

Sciences

The ABC U-link will
connect various
initiatives that already
exist at ABC U, and at
other universities, in a
shared information &
action network.

Non profit studies

Public Policy

Engineering

Business

Fine Arts

Journalism

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Any university can
form and lead a
Tutor/Mentor
Connection that
benefits an entire
city...or the area
surrounding the
university.

Northwestern
Loyola
DePaul

University of
Chicago at
Illinois
University of
Chicago

Chicago
State U.

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Impact on Youth Throughout Region
• Maps show location of
different universities
in Chicago region
• Overlays show where
tutor/mentor programs are
most needed.
• Student journalism can draw
attention to these needs.
• Student researchers could
create and maintain these
maps!

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What ABC University Can Offer
Student T/MC teams
will collect and share
information about
tutor/mentor programs
in the area around the
university.

This map shows the Woodlawn area
near University of Chicago. Created
using Tutor/Mentor Program Locator at
www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net

Student communicators
will tell stories of these
programs and help draw
needed operating
resources to each of them.

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Benefit to ABC University
By mobilizing volunteers from area
businesses to support neighborhood
mentoring-to-career programs, a
university enlists others to help recruit
future students and provide teaching
and learning opportunities for its current
students and alumni.

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ABC University Connection Mission
• To maximize the involvement of students,
faculty and alumni in teaching, learning and
research opportunities related to this
mission
• To create a unifying vision that connects
alumni with the university as life-long
learners and partners in achieving this
mission.
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ABC University Connection Mission
• Reduce the social costs of poverty by helping
develop and staff programs that mentor youth
from a birth in poverty, through school and into
careers.
• Building goodwill and positive public relations
for ABC University by making a needed
investment in the local community
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ABC University Connection Mission
To this purpose, the ABC University
Tutor/Mentor Connection, dedicates
its efforts and resources.

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University Connection Strategic Goals
1. Understand the opportunity for ABC
University and its students, faculty and
alumni to benefit from involvement in a
mentoring-to-career strategy — and to
contribute to the growth and success of
this strategy in all parts of any city or
state in the nation.

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University Connection Strategic Goals
2. Connect existing programs and human
resources within the university community to
each other and to T/MC learning networks in
order to maximize their effectiveness and
reach.
3. Lead a Public Awareness Campaign that
builds student, faculty and alumni involvement
in the ABC University Connection .

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University Connection Strategic Goals
4. Create a distance learning strategy that
engages all stakeholders in learning, and
innovation, that leads to more effective actions
in more places where kids need help to move
from poverty to careers.
5. Build productive alliances with key partners in
the mentoring-to-career movement, such as the
Tutor/Mentor Connection

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Strategic Goal #1
Understand the opportunity for ABC
University and its students, faculty and
alumni to benefit from involvement in
neighborhood mentoring-to-career
programs — and to contribute to the
growth and success of these programs
in all parts of any city or state in the
nation.
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Strategic Goal #1: Opportunities
Student and
faculty teams
will build
knowledge
base that
supports
engagement
of university
assets.
See this graphic in blog at http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-collaboration-of-willing-leading-from.html

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Building Learning Communities
Students, alumni and/or faculty will
organize and facilitate on-going
learning groups, reading circles,
discussion groups, etc. which engage
university and community stakeholders
in on-going learning and action
research.
If one person invites others to view this
information the same way people come
together on a regular basis to read and
understand scripture, or political ideas,
then the information hosted by the
university and the Tutor/Mentor
Institute, LLC can be ideas millions of
people grow to understand and apply.
See this graphic in blog article at
http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2012/02/g-8-natoevents-in-chicago-how-to.html

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Benefit to ABC University
“It is clear that sponsoring youth
mentoring is beneficial to hospitals”
From The Impacts on Hospitals of Youth Mentoring Projects: An overview
for Decision Makers. Prepared for The Commonwealth Fund by The
Lewin Group, Inc.

Research done by the ABC University
T/MC will show the benefit to members
of the university community.
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Benefit to ABC University
The most tangible benefit may be the
creation of a pool of potential students.
An equally important benefit will be the
many opportunities for teaching, learning
and research that this involvement
creates.

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Benefit to ABC University
Reduction of the social costs of poverty
may be the greatest benefit to members
and alumni of the university.
Other benefits include “enhanced
external publicity and community
recognition”.

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Benefit to ABC University
By serving as a resource and
intermediary on such an important social
issue, the university creates a reason for
its alumni to stay involved.

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What ABC University Can Offer
• While a university can operate
mentoring-to-career programs that
serve a small population of youth...
• A university can lead mobilizations that
recruit students, faculty and workplace
volunteers who support the growth of
dozens of tutor/mentor programs near
the university and throughout the city.
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What ABC University Can Offer
This is a map showing assets
surrounding a location in Chicago
where a youth was killed. Among
the assets is North Park
University.
Student teams can create
neighborhood analysis maps like
this, and act as intermediaries to
bring business, faith groups,
political leaders and university
members together into learning
sessions that innovate ways to
support the growth of mentor-rich
programs in the area shown on
the maps.

See how this map was included in a blog article at
http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com/profiles/blogs/youth-and-education-and-violence-today?xg_source=activity

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Strategic Goal #2
Connect existing programs and human
resources within the university
community to each other and to T/MC
learning networks in order to maximize
their effectiveness and reach

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The ABC University T/MC site will unite all stakeholders
around actions that help youth move toward careers.

This map was created by alum from Northwestern University. See
http://chrispip.blogspot.com/2009/07/mapping-northwestern-university-for.html

Students leading a
University T/MC
can map the
different
departments,
student groups and
alumni resources of
the university.
Students can lead
activities and draw
these groups
together to share
ideas and learn
better ways to
support of youth
organizations
around the
university.

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Connect Existing Programs
Secure 3-5 volunteers from the university
community as key leaders in developing and
evangelizing student, faculty and alumni
involvement in a Tutor/Mentor Connection
strategy.
VISTA volunteers and existing organizations
could provide core support for this initiative.

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What ABC University Can Offer
Program data collected by
Student T/MC teams can
update libraries showing
tutor/mentor programs
operating in
neighborhoods throughout
a metropolitan area.
Student journalist can tell daily
stories of these programs and
help draw needed operating
resources.
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Ensure Adequate Resources
Build a support system and that ensures a
quality experience for student interns
and volunteers so that they stay
involved with the tutor/mentor
movement and the ABC University
Connection during their alumni careers.

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What Makes This Different….A Commitment
to Influence Flow of Operating Resources
While many intermediary groups
exists and invite people to gather and
share ideas, a commitment to mobilize
resources and create public
awareness that supports the different
youth organizations around the
university is what makes this initiative
unique.
Student T/MC teams, including
alumni, can create events that draw
needed operating resources, talent
and ideas to all of the youth serving
organizations in the neighborhood
around the university, based on the
information other student teams
collect and share.

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Success = All Pieces Fitting Together
- Students
- Faculty
- Volunteers

Tutor/Mentor
Programs

ABC U’s
T/MC
Tutor/Mentor
Connection

Fundraising

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Strategic Goal #3
Create a Public Awareness and
Marketing Campaign that builds student,
faculty and alumni involvement in the
ABC University Tutor/Mentor Connection.

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Build Public Awareness
• Become the primary source in the world
for leadership of tutor/mentor programs
and support organizations
– Learn what works and teach students how
to lead such programs
– Learn what does not work and teach
students and alumni how to overcome
these obstacles

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Build Public Awareness
Teach T/MC involvement as a form of
civic engagement and servicelearning, so that alumni stay involved
in the ABC University Connection as
volunteers, leaders and donors for
the rest of their lives.

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Build Public Awareness
Engage students, faculty, alumni and the
University’s Distance Learning
resources in efforts that evangelize the
tutor/mentor movement, and ABC
University’s involvement, on a daily
basis.

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Build Public Awareness
• Become active partner in helping build
capacity of neighborhood tutor/mentor
programs
– Become an intermediary that connects people,
dollars, technology and ideas with local
tutor/mentor programs throughout the country
– Develop e-learning systems that systematically
share the vast knowledge that is already available

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Build Public Awareness
• Create a “University-based tutor/mentor
connection program in a box”
– Show students, alumni and faculty ways for
involvement in T/MC programs, networks
and/or infrastructure
– Provide step-by-step guidelines
– Include brief video of testimonials
– Develop curriculum that supports program
development
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Build Public Awareness
• Create learning, research and publishing
opportunities that encourage involvement.
• Use research to create and publicize
“Baldridge-like” quality awards that recognize
the involvement of alumni businesses

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Strategic Goal #4
Create a Distance Learning Strategy using
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses),
Social Media, and emerging learning
systems, that supports innovation, shares
effective practices in more places, and
increases resources for all tutor/mentor
activities throughout the nation.

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Map showing research Links. Where are tutor/mentor programs most needed? Why?

Click on these nodes to see
collections of information
related to each topic.

Library cmap (non animated) http://tinyurl.com/TMC-library-CMap
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UNDERSTAND NEEDS
LOCATION
What programs
exist? Where are
they? Where are
voids?

TIME OF DAY
When are programs
available?

Different
Different Neighborhoods: Services:
Different Age Groups:
Different time frames:

KNOWLEDGE
MORE
INFORMED,
MORE INVOLVED

Grade:
K-6

9PM3PM;

7-9

3-5PM
After
School;

10work

Programs
Needed in
Every
Poverty
and at-risk
neighborhood

•safe place
• mentor
• tutor
• arts
• tech.
• science
• math

5-8PM &
weekend

AGE GROUP
What programs are
available for K-6, Jr.
High, High School?

MODELS
What can we
learn from
existing
programs

Strategic Goal #4
Research projects of
students and faculty
will contribute to a
body of knowledge
that supports the
involvement of
others from the
university
community.

O U R GOAL I S T O HELP EVERYONE I N T H E MENTORING-T O-CAREER ECOSYSTEM LEARN FROM THIS INFORMATION.
W E D O N T W A N T T O D O T H E RESEARCH; W E W A N T T O F I N D I T A N D
M A K E I T AVAILABLE T O OTHERS

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Strategic Goal #4
Students learn
new skills, such
as network
analysis, by
mapping growth
of network
involved with the
University T/MC.
See this graphic and find ideas about network building
at http://tutormentorexchange.net/sna

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What ABC University Can Offer
Student
Tutor/Mentor
Connection teams
learn to share
neighborhood
information on
web portals that
make this
information
available to others
throughout the
city, state and
county.

This http://www.tutormentorconnection.org site was created by university partner in 2005.
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Such a forum makes the ABC University
Tutor/Mentor Connection a destination for
anyone in the world who is committed to
helping children move from a birth in poverty
to the first stages of a job and
career by age 25.
Search Google for “tutor mentor”. See how many times T/MC sites show on
first page. This could be a University T/MC in a few years.

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T/MC Knowledge Sharing Goal...

Help
CURRENT
volunteers,
donors, business partners,
etc. find useful
knowledge

Help
EXISTING
programs grow
and improve

Different Neighborhoods:
Different Age Groups:
Different time frames:

KNOWLEDGE
MORE
INFORMED,
MORE INVOLVED
Help
NEW
PROGRAMS
start, and
succeed

Grade:
K-6

9PM3PM;

7-9

3-5PM
After
School;

10work

Programs
Needed in
Every
Poverty
and at-risk
neighborhood

Different
Services:
•safe place
• mentor
• tutor
• arts
• tech.
• science
• math
• recreation

5-8PM &
weekend

Build and sustain
flow of
RESOURCES
to programs in
each
neighborhood

A Forum that Links
various anti-poverty,
college bridge, youth
development and
education-to-career
initiatives of different
departments within
the university

RESOURCE CENTER & MEETING PLACE

See this graphic in article at http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2013/05/cross-sector-knowledge-networks-where.html

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• A forum where stakeholders can learn from
each other and discuss research and
practical application of existing knowledge
• And a forum where questions create new
opportunities for research that fills voids in
existing knowledge

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• Include links to research on poverty, justice,
healthcare, workforce development, education,
etc.
• Case studies regarding students who have been
mentored to careers, and of business and
professional organizations who have supported
such efforts.

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• “One stop shopping” for other universities
interested in pursuing a Tutor/Mentor Connection
program.
• Visibly reinforce the need for involvement from
the university community.
• Creating a mechanism that will evangelize
T/MHC’s vision within the ABC University
network.
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• Resource links for how to start a tutor/mentor
program, or a tutor/mentor connection, with list of
references.
• A resource for any organization looking to hire
people who have been trained to lead “MentorRich” Learning Programs that are available to
youth in the non-school hours and engage adults
who traditionally may not be involved.

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Strategic Goal #5
The ABC University T/MC shares
responsibility with the Chicago
Tutor/Mentor Connection, and the
Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC for supporting
the growth of quality, long-term, mentorrich programs in every poverty
neighborhood of the Chicago region, and
in other cities where this strategy is
adopted.
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Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC
By partnering with the Tutor/Mentor
Institute, LLC, and by helping similar
T/MC structures grow in Chicago other
cities and in business and professional
associations, the University only bears
part of the costs associated with
achieving this result.
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Partnering with the Tutor/Mentor Institute
leverages existing Public Awareness Activities
• Add on to the Chicago Tutor/Mentor
Connection’s on-going media campaign
Newsletter
Web sites
May & Nov. Conferences
Chicagoland Volunteer Recruitment Campaign
E-mail Marketing
Social Media campaigns and forums

• Support the growth of additional T/MCs
and parallel strategies in other cities and
at other Universities
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Sharing the Responsibility
By partnering with the Tutor/Mentor
Institute and Chicago Tutor/Mentor
Connection, ABC University makes a
commitment to developing revenue
streams that support its actions, as well
as those of the T/MC, Tutor/Mentor
Institute, LLC and all other organizations
needed to mentor kids to careers in any
neighborhood of the country.
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The ABC University Tutor/Mentor
Connection can start as a student
project, a research project, a
departmental project, or as an alumni
initiative.
Where ever it starts, the Tutor/Mentor
Institute, LLC seeks to help it grow to
its maximum potential.

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ABC University Connection
• “If this (initiative) is accepted and acted
upon, it can change the way
philanthropy and charities work together
in America and throughout the world. It
can change the future for millions of
kids born into poverty each year.”
» --Daniel F. Bassill, President of
» the Tutor/Mentor Connection
and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC

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Help build This Capacity
If you would like to be one of the 3 to 5 volunteers
who makes this idea a reality, contact the
Tutor/Mentor Connection:
http://www.tutormentorexchange.net http://www.tutormentorconnection.org
http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net
http://tutormentor.blogspot.com
http://debategraph.org/mentoring_kids_to_careers
http://michaelcnt.blogspot.com/
http://www.scribd.com/collections/3299390/Tutor-Mentor-Institute-LLC-and-TutorMentor-Connection-articles
Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net to discuss ideas for collaboration and capacity building
among programs, or between cities. Connect on Twitter @tutormentorteam
Connect on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TutorMentorInstitute

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The ABC University Tutor/Mentor
Connection does not yet exist.
It is a vision of the Tutor/Mentor
Institute, LLC*
*The Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC), was launched in 1993 as part of a non profit organization called Cabrini Connections. In 2011 the
Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC was created to continue operations of the T/MC in Chicago and to help similar intermediaries grow in other
cities. This strategy is still evolving as we head into fall 2014.
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