[Dan Bassill led a volunteer-based tutor/mentor program in Chicago for nearly 40 years. In 1992 he created Tutor/Mentor Connection to share what he had learned, and what others were learning, with a goal of helping mentor-rich, long-term programs, reach more youth living in high poverty areas. Dan began putting this information on the Internet in 1998 and now the information represents one of the most in-depth collections of information that resource providers, program leaders, and policy makers can use to support their own efforts to make well-operated programs available to youth. Visit and follow the links to a constantly expanding web of resources. Pay special attention to section at showing how youth are communicating ideas from Dan’s web site. Others could duplicate this work in their own programs and communities.]