Children who do not do well in Kindergarten often do not read at grade level by third grade -- Children who are not reading at grade level by third grade often become a school dropout -- 30% of Oakland Youth do not graduate from high school.
Oakland Unified School District has special Transitional Kindergarten (TK) classes in 20 of its elementary schools.
TK provides a year of developmentally appropriate early education, so that students begin traditional Kindergarten with the academic, social, physical, and emotional skills that they need for success through the rest of their educational careers.
How can you help?
Partner with Oakland Rotary and visit one of the TK Classrooms to support the children by encouraging them to succeed, reading to them, assist with their projects, and generally show that there are people who care about them.
All classroom visitors are required to have a background clearance
For more volunteer information copy and paste the apply link below into browser!
Be A Mentor, Inc. has been positively interacting with at-risk and academically low performing youth since its founding in 1992 and continues to connect youth with dedicated volunteer adults throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide a direct mentoring service to at-risk youth (such as those in foster care; with incarcerated parents; susceptible to gang participation, drug/alcohol abuse or teen parenting; homeless/in transition or academically struggling).
- General Education
- Problem Solving
- People Skills
- Life Coaching
- Verbal / Written Communication
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Minimum 2 hours a week for 1 year
- References, In-Person interview
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