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Project Faulu: Be a K-12 Student Tutor! (Michigan Residents ONLY)

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The Refugee Education Center

  • 131 people are interested
Refugee Center

Full Virtual Volunteer Opportunity!!

Project Faulu
Our cornerstone K-12 support program for refugee students, Project Faulu focuses on STEM/STEAM, literacy, and socio-emotional well being. The program is designed specifically for refugee children whose cultural adjustments and past trauma can make learning difficult. Our goal is to prepare students for their classroom education and also supplement traditional education with one-on-one as well as peer support.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Commit to volunteering consistently on a weekly basis
  • 1 hour a week from Monday - Thursday at 4 - 6 pm
  • However, you can dedicate as much time as you and your students agree to, we just ask for you to give a minimum of 1 hour per week.
  • Paired with one student or a family for the duration of the 6 month commitment
  • It is your preference on one student or a family based on your time, keep in mind it will be one student at a time.
  • Tutor K-12 students attending the Refugee Education Center, including:
    • Providing homework assistance to students
    • Reading with students after required work is completed
    • Engaging students in learning activities such as games, puzzles, projects, creative assignments, worksheets, or any other appropriate activities

1 Shift

  • 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
    Afterschool (4pm-6pm) 1 hour per weekv
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About The Refugee Education Center

Location:

2130 Enterprise St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49503, US

Mission Statement

To support refugee children and families to gain the necessary skills for seamless and successful integration into the community through providing comprehensive educational support and youth development services, along with fostering cultural knowledge and understanding.

Description

Founded in 2006 by immigrants and refugees, the Refugee Education & Cultural Center (REC) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Its goal is to support families and individuals to gain the skills necessary for successful integration into the community.

The main objectives of the program are as follows:

  • Empower refugee families to succeed in school and in life.
  • Support refugee children to finish school and become self-sufficient.
  • Provide refugee families a place to socialize to strengthen their families and their communities.
  • Foster a lasting sense of community that will benefit both refugee and non-refugee families alike.
  • Foster leadership development in the refugee community.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months commitment; Weekly One Hour Sessions
  • Volunteer with us to provide education support for K-12 refugee children. Our K-12 students struggle to finish their schoolwork alone. Most refugee parents lack education background and can't support their children, so your help is greatly needed!

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