Help a Child Love to Learn on Saturday Afternoons!


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When

Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:30 PM - Sat Apr 14, 2018 02:00 PM

Where

86 Fourth AvenueNew York, NY 10003

About

GO Project: Who We Are and What We Do

The GO Project shapes the futures of low-income New York City public school children by providing critical academic, social and emotional support starting in the early elementary years. GO provides year-round educational and family support services to children who are performing below grade level and equips them with the confidence and skills needed to succeed at school, at home and in life.

GO Fundamentals Tutoring: How YOU Can Help

GO Fundamentals, is a tutoring program for GO Project K-8 students who have been identified as "promotion in doubt" by their public schools. (Promotion in Doubt means a student may need to repeat their current grade). GO Fundamentals provides the students with additional academic time on literacy development. By working with the students on a more individualized basis, we will give them more opportunities to master the reading and writing skills needed to be promoted to the next grade in June.

GO Fundamentals 2018 Session Dates

February 3, 10, 24

March 3, 10, 17, 24

April 7, 14

Qualifications

  • College students, professionals, retirees, and high school students in good academic standing.
  • Commitment to and belief in all children’s ability to succeed and thrive.
  • Professional work habits.

Tutor Responsibilities

  • Tutor one-to-one or in small groups students who are in need of academic intervention.
  • Punctual and consistent attendance; advanced notification of absences necessary.
  • Actively and enthusiastically participate - supporting instruction and engagement.
  • Help prepare, record, and put away classroom materials.
  • Ongoing communication with the program staff regarding student’s progress &/or concerns, and overall volunteer experience.

Time Commitment

  • February-April, Saturdays from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM.
  • Attend mandatory orientation and training prior to start of session.

Location

You can choose to tutor our students at one of the following 6 locations:

Manhattan Locations

  • Avenues: The World School (1st-5th Grade): 259 10th Avenue, between 25th and 26th Streets
  • Grace Church School (1st-5th Grade): 86 4th Avenue, between 10th and 11th Streets
  • Grace Church High School (6th-8th Grade): 46 Cooper Square, at 6th Street
  • LREI (1st-5th Grade): 272 6th Avenue, at the corner of Bleecker Street
  • St. Luke’s School (1st-3rd Grade): 487 Hudson Street, at Hudson and Christopher Streets

Brooklyn Location

  • Berkeley Carroll (1st-2nd Grade): 701 Carroll Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues

Placement is based on a complimentary match between programmatic need and volunteer strengths. We will honor preferences when possible.

Benefits: How Can We Help YOU

  • Personal gratification through enhancing the lives of young learners.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Joining a strong volunteer community
  • Participating in volunteer social events and outings

How to Apply

  • Application Form
  • Cover Letter/Personal Statement explaining why you want to volunteer with GO Project
  • Resume (for volunteers 18 and older)/High school transcript (for high school students)
  • Personal reference
  • Background check (for those 18 and older)

If interested, please fill out the online form at: https://goo.gl/forms/iGs9YOzEUsNCujrk2. The online application form can also be found on our website at: http://goprojectnyc.org/get-involved/volunteer.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the available volunteer positions, please contact volunteering@goprojectnyc.org or call 212-533-3744 ATTN: Olivia Nunez, Senior Director of Community Engagement.

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Special Needs
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • Saturdays 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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