Though education is often called upon as the equalizer for all, inequitable access to learning resources and environments creates a barrier for low-income students. Studies find students of low-income households are on average 4 years behind their grade level. At Ring a Bell, we connect students with qualified, engaged tutors to realize our mission-- to close the educational gap based on students’ financial background between disparate regions within the U.S. and the world.
Ring a Bell brings high school students as volunteer tutors to underserved students, online and by phone, to answer daily questions on-the-spot through an online crowdsourcing platform.
We are a social enterprise founded in the summer of 2021 by high school students located in the California Bay Area.
With our highly scalable platform and customized phone call feature, we reach out to the most remote areas around the world that other digital platforms can not access. In low-income regions, only one out of 10 children are on track to gain basic secondary-level skills. According to UNESCO, 420 million people would be lifted out of poverty with a secondary education, which would cut the impoverished population globally by half.
Harnessing the passions of student volunteers through crowdsourcing, we believe Ring a Bell can make an impact.