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Mentoring as part of larger strategy: Comment on P/PV brief
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Daniel Bassill left a comment for Ronda Howard
"Hi Ronda.  Thanks for joining. Browse the groups and see how the forum is intended to help people gather to support growth of tutor/mentor programs in Chicago and other cities.  "
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Daniel Bassill replied to Daniel Bassill's discussion Does your web site help you recruit volunteers and donors for your tutor/mentor program?
"I started t his discussion in 2011 and a few months ago created a new PDFwhere I suggested some of these elements as things that should appear on a tutor and/or mentor program web site.  If you're  planning a new program you…"
Jul 22
Daniel Bassill commented on Evans Magwe's blog post Youth Workshop to Mobilize the community in Kuria district to work on Aggro forestry trees species
"I encourage you and others in Africa, Asia, South America, etc. to apply the ideas in articles like this to your own efforts. http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2014/07/problem-solving-systems-thinking.html If you build a web portal that maps…"
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Daniel Bassill commented on Eunjin Cho's group Interns, visualizations - Universities-T/MC
"http://youtu.be/xyb8hYSZPN8  This video is one of a series created by Gene Bellinger to map systemic thinking. In this one he shows a process of "building a better tomorrow" which I support with the information I've aggregated on…"
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Daniel Bassill replied to Daniel Bassill's discussion Articles to read about Social Network Analysis in the group Social Network Analysis Project with Tutor/Mentor Connection
"Here's interesting research on how Facebook contributes to expanding social capital. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcc4.12078/full  The title is: Cultivating Social Resources on Social Network Sites: Facebook…"
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"Hi Arthur. Thanks for joining this group. If you browse the groups section and the blogs you can see how I've coached interns to help share ideas via their own presentations. While this applies to Chicago my goal is that others see this as…"
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About Me:
I've led a volunteer-based tutor/mentor program for more than 30 years. I created the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC in 2011 to share ideas, innovate and help tutor/mentor programs grow in Chicago and other cities. I use my blog and the http://www.tutormentorexchange.net web site to share what I and others know so that more and better tutor/mentor programs can grow in Chicago and other major cities.
What do you hope to learn, or share, on this forum?
My goal is to inspire members to use the ideas we share in their own daily actions so that we increase the reach and frequency of messages that mobilize volunteers and donors to support volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs in Chicago and other cities where there are high concentrations of poverty.

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Use web library to support the growth of your tutor/mentor efforts

This graphic is what you see when you visit the Tutor/Mentor Connection web library, which I've been building for more than 20 years (and on the Internet since 1998).  

The library is organized into categories, just like any other library. You can find research showing where and why volunteer based tutor/mentor programs…


Posted on June 21, 2014 at 10:36am

Visualization of services offered by youth organization

I'm trying to create a visualization that any youth serving organization might be willing to use to visually communicate what time of day they reach youth, what age range they serve and what types of learning and mentoring activities are offered.

This is what I've done so far.  This…


Posted on November 23, 2013 at 1:17pm

Follow up to November 4 Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference.

On Monday I hosted another Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference in Chicago. This was the 40th in the past 20 years. I'm still going through attendance information, evaluations, etc. but it looks like about 105 attended.



Posted on November 6, 2013 at 3:34pm

Community Wealth-Building, Anchor Institutions, Tutor/Mentor Programs

In every high poverty neighborhood there are one or two anchor institutions, like a hospital, university, bank, etc. that could provide leadership and strategic support to strategies that support the growth of youth mentoring programs.

If those same institutions also focus on community…


Posted on April 27, 2013 at 11:43am

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At 5:25pm on February 12, 2014, Scott Staunton said…


Thank you for sharing this information.  I will be reviewing it.  Look forward to chatting down the road.

Kind regards,


At 5:24pm on February 12, 2014, Scott Staunton said…

Daniel, one of the reasons I was attracted to a conversation with you is that you had already posted the graphic on Mentoring Kids to Careers.  Thanks for sharing the link again.


At 2:48pm on February 9, 2014, Scott Staunton said…

Thanks for your note.  Could we chat sometime next Wednesday over the phone?  Kind regards, S

At 10:43am on November 22, 2013, Jay Rosenbloom said…


    Thank you for your help. We are a new group, having trouble finding volunteers. I will follow your advice and see what happen. If there is anything I can do to assist you, please let me know.



At 4:27pm on October 6, 2013, Adebayo Tayo Kehinde said…

Please daniel what help can u render to help develop my skill as a mentor

At 12:14pm on August 19, 2013, Barbara A Williams said…

Follow up on website: it is done but I am awaiting for http://www.heismyrockmissionary.org to point to

http://www.barbaraprivatedutynurse.com to kick in.  I spoke with register.com to remove their banner off of my website so they are in the process of doing so.  They ask that I wait at least 24 hours for heismyrockmissionary.com to point to my original site.

At 2:09pm on August 18, 2013, Barbara A Williams said…

Yes. I am almost done updating my website, and It should be done by tomorrow.

At 10:15am on July 19, 2013, Maximo cerda said…

Hey Daniel, looking forward in empowering our youth. It is a blessing when we can give back. Let me know here I can help!!!

I appreciate you and all your efforts.

Be safe!!!

At 4:01pm on December 18, 2012, Beth said…

http://acircleoffriendsoregon.com/... thank you for your reply. 

At 9:32am on November 3, 2012, Patricia Denson said…

Thank you Daniel for approving our organization  we are on the move to better educate our youth.   I do have a question do you know how we can utilize K12  online training this will help our youth receive a diploma instead of a GED.   also help the youth get online without having to pay the tuition.  I know it is though a CPS but we are located in the South Suburbs.  We do have some space at a college that is located in Chicago, will that help?  but we need it  for the Youth in the South Suburbs


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