HS Sophomores and Juniors: Virtual Tutor for Chicago Refugee Nonprofit

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Recruiting Organization: Forging Opportunities for Refugees in America ("FORA")

ABOUT: Founded in 2018 in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis, FORA's mission is to ensure that refugee families in Chicago are provided access to an education sufficient to prepare them to become economically self-sufficient and robustly engaged in American civic life. Our approach is to provide over 2600 hours each month of one-on-one, individually customized high dosage tutoring to SLIFE (Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education) refugee children in grades K-12. Although we serve refugees of all nationalities, our classes are currently overflowing with recently-arrived Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, who are making the area their new home. Although many of these students speak multiple languages, they tend to lack basic literacy and numeracy skills and have minimal English. However, they have great dedication to education and capacity to learn. In addition, there are numerous refugees from various other countries who need to be served in the area, including, for example, refugees from Bhutan, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Learn more at www.refugeefora.org

COMMITMENT: The available virtual tutoring time slots are 4:30-5:30pm, 5:30-6:30pm, 7-8pm, 8-9pm, and 9:30-10:30pm (all are in Central time zone). You can select which to apply for based on your availability. Volunteers must commit to tutoring every weekday (except for days specified on the application) through the end of the academic year so that we can maintain consistency and provide high quality tutoring for our students.

REQUIREMENTS: Live in and are a legal resident of the United States, speak English, are willing to undergo a background check, and are patient and kind. Virtual tutors must have an internet connection and a computer or iPad. **Please note that if you are a volunteer under age 18, both you AND your parent will need to submit an application with the below link, as your parent will also need to undergo a background check.‚Äč

AGE REQUIREMENTS: For the 4:30-9:30pm time slots, tutors must be 18 or older. For the 9:30-10:30pm time slot, tutors must be 16 or older.

Also note that all volunteers who reach the number of volunteer hours required for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award will be nominated for this prestigious award, as FORA is a certifying organization!

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