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Virtual Volunteering Helping Low-income Children Learn to Read and Practice Reading Comprehension

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ORGANIZATION: Meaningful Teens

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Virtually teach reading and reading comprehension to low-income children in a virtual one-on-one setting over Zoom with breakout room and credentialed teacher observing and helping the learning process. You will earn volunteer school hours. Please go to meaningfulteens.orgto "click here" and sign up.

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About Meaningful Teens

Location:

25 CRICKET HILL ROAD, LAFAYETTE, CA 94549, US

Mission Statement

To provide reading and English instruction to emerging bilingual and low-income children and adults.

Description

Meaningful Teens ( https://www.meaningfulteens. org/) is a virtual volunteering program for volunteers aged 14 and above. We are a nonprofit that teaches weekly literacy to low-income children (mostly grades K-6) individually over a Zoom platform in breakout rooms with retired, certified teachers entering the breakout rooms to assist in the learning process. We just partnered with Mercy Housing ( https://www.mercyhousing.org/ ) to help teach their children over Zoom once a week. Mercy expects to have 250 California children from the Bay Area that will come online to learn to read and develop reading comprehension skills with our Meaningful Teen volunteers. We also have a Project Crossover teaching reading to Ohio's immigrant African children and a Project Diversidad teaching reading to Oakland's K-2 graders. This summer we had 250 high school virtual volunteers teaching over 150 children.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour once a week per project. We have several projects and you can chose one or more.
  • An online background check is required for some projects.

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