Wouldn't it be great to find an on-line resource that would help parents, social workers, volunteers and donors locate places in a city where K-12 youth could connect with tutors, mentors and extra learning in a safe, friendly space?
Wouldn't it be great if leaders could use the same resource to understand where non-school tutor/mentor programs were available, and where more are needed?
Wouldn't it be great if non school organizations offering tutoring, mentoring and learning services to youth in different neighborhoods could easily connect with others who do similar work, or find resource providers who would supply the dollars, technology, ideas and talent each program needs to operate and constantly improve?
These are some of the reasons the Tutor/Mentor Connection started building a Chicago Tutor/Mentor Programs Directory in 1994 and an on-line Program Locator in 2004.
View this animation (click on the simple version button) to see the features of the Program Locator. Then browse the actual program locator that we built in 2008 and 2009.
NOTE: As of 2/23/15 the Program Locator may not be opening. Trying to move to lower cost hosting. Having some challenges. Illustrates my need for tech support/partners.
This has not been updated since 2010 due to a severe lack of funding. In 2011 the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC was created to continue to support this service and all other Tutor/Mentor Connection resources in Chicago. I invite you to become a financial supporter/investor to help maintain the program locator, update it, and add new features that help draw volunteers and dollars directly to programs. If you're from beyond Chicago, your support enables us (YOU and me) top share this resource with city leaders and youth organizations in your own community, at a far lower cost of development than if they started to build their own Program Locator from scratch.
Click this link to make a contribution using PayPal.
Mail contributions to:
Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC
Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654
Email me at tutormentor 1 at gmail dot com or connect with me on Twitter @tutormentorteam to discuss becoming a sponsor, volunteer or partner.