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Karen Organization of Minnesota

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Tutoring
KOM's Afterschool Program

Purpose/objective: KOM leads afterschool programs at Humboldt and Harding high schools in St. Paul to provide academic, cultural and social support for Karen youth who have been in the U.S. under 5 years. KOM’s Youth and Family Coach program also works with refugee youth in different schools in St. Paul who need extra academic support. Tutors focus on providing homework help for students.

*Due to COVID-19, tutoring is happening both online and in-person.*

Key Responsibilities:

  • Help high school students with homework one-on-one or in small groups
    • Homework subjects vary by student, but include general high school courses (English reading and writing, History, Math, Science)
    • Encourage students to practice study skills
  • Practice English reading, writing, or conversation with students who have limited English proficiency

Time commitment: Available to tutor at least 2 hours/week during the afterschool program. Available tutoring times are from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, or 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Location:Remote and in-person opportunities. Afterschool program has returned to meeting in-person for the 2021-2022 school year. Tutors have the option of meeting with students virtually through Google Meet while the students are in the afterschool classroom, or coming to the classroom in-person (proof of vaccination or regular testing required for in-person)*. Tutors working with the Youth and Family Coach program will work with students virtually who will join the session from home.

*required by Saint Paul Public Schools

Qualifications: Patient, flexible and self-motivated college students or adults who have a passion to tutor high school students with limited English proficiency. For online tutoring, the volunteer must have access to a computer or similar device with a microphone and a WIFI connection, and must be willing to learn how to connect online through Google Meet.

Measures: Volunteers are required to sign in and out at the start and end of their volunteering each day on our sign in sheet located in the classroom. Virtual tutors must log their hours online through our online database system.

Benefits: The tutor has the opportunity to grow their tutoring skills for students with limited English proficiency and enhance their cross-cultural communication skills.

How to apply/contact: Please complete KOM’s Volunteer Application online ( http://www.mnkaren.org/volunteer.htm ) or contact Suzanne Olive to receive a paper application. Volunteers will complete an interview to discuss their availability and interest in tutoring. The volunteer will be connected with the Youth Coordinator who leads the afterschool program.

Email: solive@mnkaren.org Phone: 651-202-3112 Website: www.mnkaren.org

Mail: ATTN: Suzanne Olive Karen Organization of Minnesota
2353 Rice Street, Suite 240
Roseville, MN 55113

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About Karen Organization of Minnesota

Location:

2353 Rice Street, Suite 240, Roseville, MN 55113, US

Mission Statement

Enhance the quality of life for all refugees from Burma in Minnesota.

Description

Refugees from Burma, mostly from the Karen ethnic group, have been the largest group arriving in the United States for the past 7 years. After fleeing their home country and spending years in refugee camps, Karen people are eager to start their new lives here and build a better future for their children. More than 9,000 Karen and other refugees from Burma now live in St. Paul and its surrounding area, making it the largest Karen community in the country. Offering a wide variety of services in the heart of the Karen community in St. Paul, KOM has quickly become the "go-to" location for refugees from Burma to receive help from staff who share their language and culture. KOM serves over 1,500 refugees from Burma each year in one or more of its core programs: Employment Services, Social Services, Community Health, and Youth Academic and Social Support. In addition, hundreds of refugees come to KOM each month for assistance with various needs that aren’t covered by existing programs, such as reading mail, filling out paperwork, and advocating for their legal rights. Without this support, many refugees would be at risk of losing their jobs, housing, or other resources that give their family stability as they adjust to life in America. TA BLUT DOE MAH (thank you so much) for your support!

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Saint Paul, MN 55106

(44.96875,-93.04859)
 

SKILLS

  • Math / Science Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week.

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