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.
This web site supports the on-going process of research and learning needed to build and sustain better support systems helping kids move through school and into 21st century careers.
Tutor/Mentor Institute YouTube Channel
Visit this Page on YouTubeto 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.
See illustrated PDF strategy essays on Scribd.com and Slideshare. Use these presentations in discussion groups as part of your own strategic planning.
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.
The Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC's vision: We will help educationally disadvantaged children and youth reach jobs and careers by expanding the number of extra adults who become personally involved in their lives.
As a result of our actions, thousands of educationally disadvantaged children in major cities like Chicago will participate and benefit from comprehensive, mentor-rich programs that stimulate children's' desire to learn, increase their self-esteem, and reinforce classroom teaching through lessons and friendships with adult role models. Such program will mentor adults into greater involvement while mentoring youth, thus creating a mentoring-to-careers network of adults who will open doors to scholarships, jobs and careers as youth become young adults. See also Mission and Strategy.
To achieve this vision leaders from many business, professional, entertainment, media and other sectors must make their own commitment to the vision and strategy. View this "leadership strategy" map. Consider showing your commitment by putting a version of this on your company web site.