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!
Training is in 2 sessions, each lasting 1.5 hours. We encourage you to join both sessions, for a full training experience. Please sign up for this session and the related session. Both are displayed on our website.
We will encourage participation as we discuss the foster care system, trauma informed-care, educational systems and special education consideration, expectations in tutoring, and resources for you, the tutor.
After training, you will go through a comprehensive background check. Once you begin tutoring, 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 at their foster placement.
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 their potential.