The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
We work with Dresden Elementary School 3rd and 4th grade students who are very behind in reading, writing and math. The kids come from families that speak only Spanish in the home, and their parents struggle to help them with school work because of the language barrier. Once behind, it is really difficult for these students to make up ground. Our program helps them to catch up on the fundamentals that they are missing.
We do 1:1 tutoring on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:40-4:15. We cover reading, writing and early math skills. No experience is necessary, and you don't need to speak Spanish. The students are eager to learn, and it's incredibly fulfilling to see the progress they can make with a little help. You can make a big difference in their lives and their futures!