Are you skilled in a subject area? Do you have a good understanding of child development? Are you a problem solver? Are you an active listener?
Do you like to help children figure out their homework, guide them through questions and problems, encourage critical thinking, and reach those "aha!" moments?
If your answer is "yes" to any of these questions, this volunteer opportunity may be just right for you!
This 2 hour zoom training is primarily a group discussion and will focus on child welfare, how children in foster care have unique academic challenges compared to children not in foster care, and how to manage the challenges in the tutor sessions. For safety purposes, we will also ask you to take a 30-minute on-line assessment called the Diana Screen - a sexual risk screening tool for individuals who work with children - during the training. All information discovered will remain confidential. Our focus is to protect children and youth.
After this 2 hour session, you will be invited to complete an additional one hour session, watching a video on becoming a capable tutor. The video will be followed by a few reflection questions to assess your understanding and help you along the way.
As a tutor, you will be supported monthly by our team!
Consider this opportunity if you can commit to one quarter of weekly tutor support for a student in foster care.
Statistically, these students have the lowest academic scores and lowest high school graduation rates of any other group. Why? They are in a point of limbo - with significant uncertainty. Yet, they are capable. Thank you for helping them to see this.