TUTOR/MENTOR CONNECTION

A CAPACITY-BUILDING NETWORK
Supported by Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, A Social Benefit Enterprise

Our Goal: Enabling youth/adult connections to take
place in every neighborhood with high poverty.
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Web site: www.tutormentorconnection.org and www.tutormentorexchange.net Email: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
Meet Daniel F. Bassill, D.H.L.
Tutor/Mentor Connection, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC
• Illinois Wesleyan 1964-68, History
Major

• Army Intelligence, 1968-71
17 year advertising career (1973-
1990)

• 4 yrs Loaned Exec United
Way/Crusade of Mercy, Chi

• 36 years leading tutor/mentor
program (1975-2011)

• President, Founder of Cabrini
Connections in 1992-2011;

• Founder, Leader, Tutor/Mentor
Connection, 1993 – present
Dan & Leo
Circa 1974
• Founder Tutor/Mentor Institute,
LLC, July 2011 Leo Today
The ideas shared in this presentation and on many web sites and blogs were
generated over 40 years of work to help inner-city kids have adult support that
helps them move through school and into adult roles free of poverty.
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Every youth living
in high poverty
needs extra help to
move successfully
through school and
into 21st century
jobs and careers.

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If more leaders adopt this strategy, more kids will move through school to jobs.

This is one of many concept maps created by T/MI to show ideas.
See this at http://www.tutormentorconference.org/conceptmaps.asp

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While I led a single tutor/mentor program in one zip code from 1975-2011...

In 1992 there was no
leadership working to help
Chicago programs like Cabrini
Cabrini
Connections Connections get the
Serves teens in
the Cabrini- resources needed to grow
Tutor/Mentor Green area of
Connection Chicago in every poverty
has innovated
uses of maps to
I was founder
and leader from
neighborhood of the city
support non
profit program
1993-2011.
and suburbs of Chicago.
growth in all
poverty areas of
a city like I created the Tutor/Mentor
Chicago.
Connection (T/MC) in 1993
to fill this void.
In 2011 the Tutor/Mentor
Institute, LLC was created to
support the growth and
operation of T/MC type
intermediaries in Chicago and
other major cities of the US and
the world.

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Starting in Jan 1993 with 5 volunteers and 7 teens, Cabrini Connections grew to
include 80 pairs of 7th-12th grade teens and volunteers each year by 1998

This alumni is a
college grad and a
donor supporting These alumni
Cabrini both have
Connections. Master’s degrees

This alumni is a
college grad.

Tramaine Montel
Ford (middle) is an
actor in New York
and graduate of
Syracuse. He got his
acting start at More than 700 teens and 800 volunteers were engaged. Many for 3 to 7 years.
Cabrini Connections
Some are now college graduates and still connected via the Internet.
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Many great tutoring, mentoring and learning programs are needed.

Our goal is to help leaders adopt strategies that achieve this goal.
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All programs have same needs:

If leaders help programs in
Chicago different areas get these
area resources every day, they
help kids move through
school toward careers:
* volunteers
* public visibility
The shaded
* operating dollars
areas of this
map of * technology
Chicago are
the areas of
most
* training/learning
concentrated
poverty. * leadership
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This strategy can be used by leaders and intermediaries in any city in the world!
Browse each section quickly to
The Tutor/Mentor Institute, know what’s on the site.
LLC focuses on four on-
going strategies

Resource
Generation

Collaboration,
shared learning

Public
Awareness
This is the home page of the main T/MI web site.
Research http://www.tutormentorexchange.net
Learn more about this at
http://tinyurl.com/TMI-4-part-strategy

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Think of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC as a resource supporting many leaders.

Think of the T/MI as someone in the “back room” helping form strategies.

Think of the T/MI a resource to support your efforts.

Consider the T/MC as a 'think tank” and “incubator” of new ideas and solutions.

Visit http://www.tutormentorexchange.net to browse the on-line library.
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RESEARCH
Maintaining data-
base of providers. By maintaining a
master database of
tutor/mentor
programs we can
lead efforts that
support the growth
of every program in
a city.

Click one box
in each
category, and
choose zip
code then
click “FIND A
PROGRAM”
http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net/Prgloc.aspx

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A search on the
Program Locator
enables volunteers,
donors, leaders,
parents can to find
programs in specific
areas.

The programs in
this search show up
on a Google map.
Contact info for each
program is shown,
based on what T/MC
has received from
each organization.

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Interactive Map Based Directory shows where programs
are needed in a region, and where programs already exist.

This reverses the
traditional search logic
of Google or Map
Quest. It shows all of
the places in a
geographic region
where tutor/mentor
programs are needed.

Intended as a
planning tool used
by leaders to help fill
all zip codes with
needed programs.
Zoom into smaller parts of the
city and create custom views.

Flash Intro to Program Locator: http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net/Intro.aspx
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In addition to Program Locator, a web library with more than 2000 links

Links in library
RESEARCH point to web sites
that host their own
Maintaining data- information, and
base of providers. additional links
related to same
topic.

"When nonprofit and community leaders share ideas, insights and information in ways that
promote social impact...knowledge-sharing can improve organizational effectiveness.  When we
share what works and what doesn't... it results in accelerated learning, less reinventing the wheel,
better service, and measurable results."
 2003 quote by Mr. Tim Wilmot. Chief Knowledge and Evaluation Officer, Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
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Library of ideas available to help leaders in any part of world.

35 years of experience and ideas have
been shared in PDF essays posted on
TMI web sites. More than 38,000
views have been recorded on Scribd
since Oct. 2011 when first articles
were posted.
Find these at
http://www.scribd.com/my_document_collections/3299390
And at http://www.slideshare.net/tutormentor/

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YEAR ROUND CALENDAR OF EVENTS HAS BEEN DEVELOPED
PUBLIC
AWARENESS
Increasing use.
3-months 6-months 9-months 12-months
from now from now from now from now

Immediate
Impact

Growth of
$$
volunteers & $$
and corporate
leaders involved

These events can be duplicated in many cities, and supported by many
leaders. As this happens we gain attention of corporate, celebrity and
philanthropic leaders more than would be possible if only operating in a
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Search “Google” for the ‘tutor mentor’ and see T/MC sites on first page.

Annual count of visitors to CC, T/MC web sites
160000
140000 “Hits” or
individual
120000 page
100000 views
were more
80000 Series1
than 1.3
million
RESULTS60000
each year
This system did not
40000 from 2009
exist in 1993.
through
20000 2012
It still does not
exist in most 0
cities.
1
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’02 3
’03 4
’04 5
’05 6
’06 7
’07 8
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’09

First web site was established in 1998 by volunteers. Since then several additional web sites
have been created to meet specific goals. See list at http://www.tutormentorexchange.net
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Actions taken to help tutor/mentor programs grow in Chicago

To help have a
300
citywide strategy to
help tutor/mentor
250
programs grow
requires
200
a) Knowledge of existing
150 programs
Series1
a) Advertising
100
a) Training of non profit &
for-profit leaders
50
a) Continuous flow of
0 dollars, volunteers, etc.
’001 ’012 3
’02 4
’03 5’04 6’05 7 ’068 9
’07 10
’08 11
’09

OHATS was launched in 2000 to document
actions taken by T/MC and other leaders to help
tutor/mentor programs grow in Chicago area.
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Read about Collective Impact and role of “backbone” organizations on Stanford Social
Innovation Review: http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/collective_impact

“Collective impact requires
that funders support a long-
term process of social
change without identifying
any particular solution in
advance.”

A backbone organization with
a modest annual budget can
support a collective impact
initiative of several hundred
organizations, magnifying the
impact of millions or even
billions of dollars in existing
funding. Strive, for example,
has a $1.5 million annual
budget but is coordinating
the efforts and increasing the
effectiveness of
A Tutor/Mentor Connection is a “backbone” organization organizations with combined
and is needed in every city in the world. T/MI seeks to budgets of $7 billion.”
help a T/MC grow in Chicago and other cities.
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How much funding is needed? More than what we’ve
had. Not as much as what others are spending.

Revenue by Mentor Program (FY2008)

Indiana Youth Institute (Indiana
Mentoring Partnership)

Massachusetts Mentoring
Partnership

Connecticut Mentoring
Partnership

Less than $200,000 per year to support
activities inT/MC
Washington State Mentors Expense less rent
3rd largest city in USA
Mentoring Partnership of
250000
Minnesota

200000
Maryland Mentoring Partnership
150000
VA Mentoring Partnerships Series1
100000
The Mentoring Partnership of
Southwestern Pennsylvania
50000

0
Oregon Mentors
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Tutor/Mentor Connection

- 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 7,000 8,000
Thousands

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Note revenue data was not available for The Mentoring Partnership of Arizona (MPA)
Can Tutor/Mentor
Connection strategies
be applied in India,
Africa, or Europe?

What might it cost?

How might we work
together to develop
tools, process,
leadership, and
resources that can be
applied in Chicago,
other US cities and in
India?

DISCUSSION:

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The information in this presentation is part of a 4-part strategy.
http://tinyurl.com/TMI-4-Pt-Strategy

T/MI seeks many leaders who will adopt this strategy.

T/MI seeks a few who will help T/MI continue to develop it.

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Watch Videos – learn more

http://www.tutormentorconference.org/
Institute%20Theater.htm

Visualizations to view

Many articles on Tutor/Mentor Institute,
LLC blog include visualizations like this,
intended to help you dig deeper into
ideas you can use. See this at
http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/search/l
abel/ThingLink

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Learn more about how you and your
company can be leaders in mentoring
inner city youth to careers and/or
supporters of the Tutor/Mentor Institute,
LLC. Visit these web sites:

• Www.tutormentorexchange.net
* http://www.tutormentorconnection.org
* http://tutormentor.blogspot.com
* http://MappingforJustice.blogspot.com

Email: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TutorMentorInstitute
Twitter: @tutormentorteam
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