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Schools of Hope Tutoring Program - Whitehorse Middle School Education


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Last updated on January 20, 2015

Are you passionate about working with school-aged youth from diverse backgrounds? Would you like to positively impact students in the Greater Madison community and empower them to succeed in school and life? Then become a tutor through the Schools of Hope Middle School Program! Schools of Hope serves as an effort to help reduce the gap in academic achievement between students of color and their white peers in Dane County schools. Help give hope to a 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student by assisting them with homework, skills building, organization and test preparation. Tutoring sessions take place at Whitehorse Middle School, during the school day, 7:35 am to 2:37 pm, or after school from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. In as little as 1 hour a week you could have a significant impact on a student's confidence and performance in school! For more information, or to apply, please contact Laureine George-Pratt at lpratt@ulgm.org or visit us at www.ulgm.org/schoolsofhope.

Successful volunteers will have the ability to:
• Commit to volunteering at least one hour a week for at least one semester
• Understand and engage in either math curriculum or reading/literacy support
• Establish rapport and maintain a trusting and positive working relationship with their assigned student(s)
• Advise students on effective study techniques and help them become independent learners
• Effectively communicate sensitivity, respect and understanding of the needs of under-achieving students
• Help motivate student(s) toward higher education
• A background check free of convictions for serious offenses, as required by the Madison Metropolitan School District

This opportunity is sponsored by: Urban League of Greater Madison, Inc

This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Adult (18+)  Individual
Adolescents (13-17)  Small Group (2-10)
Adults (55+)  Unpaid Interns
We need volunteers who are free at these times
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Contact Person:
Laureine George-Pratt, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)
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Address:

 218 Schenk Street
Madison, WI 53714
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Directions:

 Whitehorse is located on 12 acres of open space within a surrounding residential neighborhood. Of note is the school's proximity to Olbrich Botanical Gardens and Lake Monona.
  Nearest Bus Stop: 3, 31, 38, 5-10 minute walk

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Web Site: http://www.ulgm.org

Additional Information

Is this an opportunity for youth to volunteer?
Yes
If yes, what is the minimum age allowed?
Must be at least 16 years old: All underage volunteers must have permission slip from parent or guardian.
Is this opportunity appropriate for court-ordered service?
No
Last updated on January 20, 2015


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