Helping our students with significant educational needs.
Through loving, listening and learning, we discovered that our neighbors have significant educational needs. Many foreign-born parents do not speak, read or write English well enough to help their children with homework. Other parents work two or three jobs, are too busy or too tired to help. Most families are low income so can’t afford private tutoring. Even in elementary school, children were falling behind and becoming at-risk for dropping out of school. We reached out to parents with free ESL, parent and computer education. And we offered kids free tutoring.
We started small. Collaborating with another KidREACH Program, we kicked off our evening tutoring program with five elementary age students. To serve students with the greatest need, we received referrals from the local elementary school and interviewed interested parents. Volunteer tutors were recruited and carefully matched to students. Tutors met with students twice a week, sharing a nutritious snack, opening backpacks and planners, doing homework and having fun together.
We meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
6:30 to 8PM @ Jubilee REACH Center
For the 2016-2017 school year, KidREACH will start on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.
KidREACH participants are by referral only.
If you would like to refer a student, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.