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Schools of Hope Tutoring Program - Sherman Middle School Education Pathways Out of Poverty Volunteer Opportunities

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Last updated on October 6, 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 Sherman 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 or visit us at

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+)  Small Group (2-10)
Adults (55+)  Unpaid Interns
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Laureine George-Pratt, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)
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 1610 Ruskin Street
Madison, WI 53704
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 Sherman Middle School is located at 1610 Ruskin Street on the east side of Madison. From the East side of Madison: East Washington Ave. to North Street. Turn left on North St. Turn left onto Commercial Ave. (at 4-way stop). Turn right onto Packers Ave. Stay in right lane and exit onto Aberg Ave. Turn left on Aberg Ave. Turn right onto Ruskin St. Go up three blocks. Sherman will be on the left side of the street. From the West side of Madison: Take County Hwy. M around the northern shores of Lake Mendota. Turn right onto Northport Dr. Take Northport to Sherman Ave. (Warner Park) where you will turn right onto Sherman Ave. Turn left onto Schlimgen (stoplight). Come down 1 block and turn right onto Ruskin St.
  Nearest Bus Stop: 2, 4, 22, 5-10 minute walk

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Is this an opportunity for youth to volunteer?
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Must be at least 16 years old: All underage volunteers must have permission slip from parent or guardian.
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Last updated on October 6, 2015

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