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ORGANIZATION: The Guatemalan-Maya Center, Inc.

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Tutor a Child, Change a Life
These 4 boys are some of the students in our program. They are behind in math and reading and need your help to get ahead!

The Guatemalan Maya Center needs reading and math tutors for children from kindergarten through fifth grade. Children are from low-income immigrant families. We ask that you volunteer 1-2 hours per week.

Tutoring is conducted between 3:30 and 5:30 pm on Mondays through Fridays. Students are at two locations of The Escuelita Maya which are located in Lake Worth near the 6th and 10th Ave exits of I-95. Most of the children we tutor were born in the U.S. and speak English but benefit from tutoring conducted in English. Many of our students fall behind in reading and math due to subtle language and culture issues that one-on-one tutoring in reading and math can help overcome. This is a tutoring opportunity with grateful students and parents where volunteer tutors can observe their students mature and improve academically. Tutors must be at least 18 years old, but high school students can also volunteer in supporting roles for this tutoring program.

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About The Guatemalan-Maya Center, Inc.

Location:

430 N G St, Lake Worth, FL 33460, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to use a family-centered approach to provide services to all low-income and immigrant families, with a special focus on the Guatemalan-Mayan. Our mission is to provide services which create a nurturing, stable, and culturally diverse environment empowering those victimized by violence to seek justice and to build community. We accompany the immigrant, the refugee and the disenfranchised through the services of education, health, and immigration, while maintaining cultural continuity, their native language and a strong family. The Center seeks to empower every person it serves to flourish in a new environment while celebrating their culture, native language, and wisdom.

Description

The Center provides unique social services primarily to the Guatemalan-Maya refugee population, but also to all families in need, using a family-centered approach to preserve native language, culture and wisdom while promoting stability, resiliency and efficacy for all.

We provide students with after-school programs, a parent-child home programs to enhance home learning, and adult English classes.

The Center opened "The GMC Boutique" which provides used clothing, household items, and hygiene items to all in need.

We also partner with Department of Children & Families to assist with applications for SNAP (aka food stamps), Medicaid, and Cash Assistance for eligible households.

We need your help to advocate and promote the dignity of the diverse families in our community. Volunteer with us today!

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Lake Worth, FL 33460

(26.61883,-80.05908)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Tutoring

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two weekdays per week for 1 hour each day between 3:30 and 5:30 pm.
  • Fingerprinting with background check, paid for by us.

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