Thursday, November 06, 2008

For Profit TutorMatch raises money for Non Profit Tutor/Mentor Connection

Around the country the education industry is a billion dollar industry, collecting fees from affluent families who can afford hourly rates of $60, $90 or higher, or from government programs like No Child Left Behind.

Unfortunately many of these professional tutoring services do not reach kids in high poverty neighborhood, nor expand the network of adults beyond poverty who are helping kids build aspirations and careers.

Thus, it's a pleasure to recognize and thank TutorMatch for donating 10% of their October revenue to the Tutor/Mentor Connection.

Imagine if Sylvan Learning Centers, Huntington Learning Centers and other huge tutoring businesses were making the same pledge, and directing those dollars to tutor/mentor programs in high poverty neighborhoods of cities where they do business.

Thank you TutorMatch for setting the example.

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