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Homework House Holyoke

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To assist students enrolled in 1st through 7th grade with homework completion and improvement of reading and math skills. The volunteer will also act to enhance self-esteem and confidence in the student through
encouragement and positive reinforcement.
To build a positive and supportive relationship that will engage and motivate students to work towards
improvement of ability and effort in all academic subjects, attitude about school and academic achievement.

More opportunities with Homework House Holyoke

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About Homework House Holyoke

Location:

54 N SUMMER ST, HOLYOKE, MA 01040, US

Mission Statement

Homework House provides free after-school tutoring and mentoring for children in Holyoke, Massachusetts who are at-risk for academic failure and dropping out of school. We give children a loving and caring environment. We help them improve their literacy skills so they can become productive members of our community. We work towards rekindling their interests in learning and self-improvement - one page at a time. Services are provided to school-age children without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, or gender.

Description

Every child is different. Every child has special needs. As their tutors and mentors we help children improve themselves by:

Changing their attitude toward school

Children who do not perform well in school tend to dread homework and classroom participation. By giving them a caring and positive environment, we give them a reason to rediscover the satisfaction that comes from learning.

Serving as a positive role model

Encouragement by example; show children that it’s "cool" to read well and that learning is a lifelong experience

Taking them away from past failures

By tutoring in a neutral environment and without the stigma of past failures hanging over them, children are more likely to take their first tentative steps toward self-improvement.

Giving them individualized attention

Maintain a community resource with high volunteer participation to that we can maintain our services at no cost to children. Try to maintain the lowest possible ration of tutors to children to ensure that every child feels important.

Because everybody deserves a chance to improve themselves

We provide a community service that is free to all students of all social and ethnic backgrounds and especially to those at or below the lowest academic and economic levels.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

54 North Summer StreetHolyoke, MA 01040

(42.20533,-72.59511)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours a week

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