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Celebrate Founder's 68th Birthday

Dan Bassill, founder of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute will be 68 on Dec. 19. A gift from you can help him make these services a FREE gift to you and others around the world in 2015 and beyond.
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Tutor/Mentor Institute YouTube Channel

Visit this Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC YouTube channel to see videos where we explain our ideas and talk about how mentoring transforms the lives of volunteers and youth who become part of well-organized, long-term tutor/mentor programs.

Role of Leaders - can you take this role?

Essays in this section are roles leaders in business, religion, health care, universities and politics might take to support the growth of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs  in all high poverty areas.

Read most current blog article on leadership

Network Building - Role of leaders (PDF updated 11/11)

Maximizing Value from Civic Engagement, A Consulting Role PDF

T/MC: A Business Model PDF

Tutor/Mentor Programs as Workforce Development

Leadership Hub - point to places where others can become involved

General Colin Powell, A Leadership Primer (this is not a T/MC created essay).

Hope and Opportunity! Help Needed.

Add your support to help volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs reach youth in more places.

Volunteer based tutoring/mentoring programs connect youth from high poverty areas with people, experiences, ideas and opportunities from beyond poverty. They offer HOPE and OPPORTUNITY for young people in areas where too many young people fear they will not be alive past age 21.

The goal of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC (T/MI), and the Tutor/Mentor Connection, is to collect and share information and ideas that help make high-quality volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs available in more of the high poverty neighborhoods of Chicago and other big cities and that volunteers who become involved in tutor/mentor programs have a life-changing impact as a result of many years of involvement, and growing levels of leadership.


T/MI is not a 501_c_3 non profit that seeks charity to fund our work.The Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC  does not seek to make a fortune for investors. T/MI seeks to generate revenue that can pay fair salaries and enable problem-solving innovation investments.

The T/MI is building a "social problem solving platform" that can be used by anyone in the Chicago region, and can be duplicated in every major city in the world.  T/MI seeks to cover expenses, pay reasonable salaries, and innovate products and services that help tutor/mentor programs grow in more places. Everything you see on this and other Tutor/Mentor Institute web sites is made possible by people who help us with contributions because they appreciate the information we offer on this site and the work we're doing to help volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs reach youth in more places.

This vision started over 20 years ago in the fall of 1993. Read more.

While every section of this web site demonstrates an activity of the Tutor/Mentor Institute that requires consistent investment and improvement, this planning wiki outlines the various strategies we will develop with your continued support.  View this PDF to see potential value offered by this strategy.


Help us do this work. Visit this page and use PayPal to make a year end contribution to support Dan Bassill and the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC.  Don't think of this as a charity donation. Think of it as an investment in the future of our youth.





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