Make a difference in a Healdsburg child's life....become a mentor
PSST (Public School Success Team, Inc)
PSST (Public School Success Team) is a Healdsburg-based volunteer organization that tutors and mentors teacher-nominated students at Healdsburg Junior High School. Volunteer mentors help students successfully navigate the academic challenges and social decisions of junior high school.
Our efforts are staffed and supported by community volunteers and donors. Training and support are provided. We welcome you to join a community of committed volunteers and make a difference in the students’ lives as well as your own.
During the pandemic we are working with the Healdsburg Unified School District Superintendent and staff to insure that PSST volunteers are appropriately interacting with students during the various stages of reopening. No direct contact will be made between volunteers and students in on-campus settings until the District has approved of such contact. All Sonoma County recommendations regarding social distancing, face coverings and other pandemic mitigation measures will be strictly adhered to.
We are seeking caring, knowledgeable and enthusiastic men and women to work with one to three students for one hour per week. Background in education is a plus but not necessary. Background check will be provided to fulfill the requirements of the Healdsburg Unified School District for our organization.
About PSST (Public School Success Team, Inc)
PO BOX 781, HEALDSBURG, CA 95448, US
PSST provides tutoring and mentoring programs that encourage Healdsburg public school students to continue their education through and beyond high school; in other words, to be lifelong learners.
Make a difference in a child's life....make a bigger difference in your own!
Founded in 2009, PSST currently has more than 25 volunteers tutoring and mentoring Healdsburg junior and high school students.
At Healdsburg Junior High School, now the major focus of the PSST program, approximately 12 volunteers each work with one to three 6th and 7th grade students in a combination program of tutoring and mentoring to assist them both academically in math and English subjects and in the school community.
Mentors generally start working with students in 6th grade and continue to work with them through 9th grade. Tutor coordinators carefully monitor progress within each grade level, matching tutors and students while offering help when needed.
At the high school level, which is winding down, 12-14 volunteers work as PSST mentors meeting regularly with student mentees. Some volunteers provide tutoring services, but all act as mentors, guiding students as well as developing and maintaining personal relationships. Mentors monitor students’ academic progress, help keep their grades up and connect students with any needed school or community services.
Jeff Harding, former Superintendent of Healdsburg Unified School District, paid PSST the highest compliment when he said, "The PSST team is a model for other communities to emulate. Thank you for your contribution to the success of our students."