The Urban League of Greater Madison seeks 100 more volunteer tutors to support students in the final quarter of the school year. Please have interested employees contact Laureine George-Pratt at 608-729-1225, as soon as possible, so we can match them up with a struggling student when classes resume after spring break. With the change in weather and the end of the school year quickly approaching, having someone to help them maintain their academic focus can make a huge difference.
Every year, hundreds of students of color and low income students struggle with basic math and reading skills in Madison area schools. With each passing semester, these students fall further behind the rest of their classmates, often sparking a vicious cycle leading to disengagement with school, leading to further academic struggle. By the time they reach high school, if they reach high school, many of these students are positioned to fail.
This cycle not only affects the individuals who are caught in it. This ultimately affects the strength of the workforce in the Greater Madison area. Without skilled workers, businesses across the Greater Madison area will be increasingly unable achieve at the highest level. Ensuring that every student is able to succeed in school is the key to a strong economy, and this is where we need your help.
The Schools of Hope Middle School Tutoring Program works with struggling students, matching them one-on-one with community volunteers to support their individual academic needs. Through this program, over 1,200 Madison area middle school students get the one-on-one or small group academic support that they need to be able to succeed in and out of school.
In order to be able to work with this many students, we rely on the generous volunteerism of hundreds of individuals from across the Greater Madison community. Unfortunately, the need is never quite met. The Schools of Hope Middle School Tutoring Program urgently needs the support of you and your employees to help the students that we work with. By making a commitment of as little as 1 hour each week, a volunteer can make a significant and lasting impact on a low performing student's academic success, attitude towards education, and growth as a member of the Greater Madison community.
Many business have programs for their employees to be able to volunteer throughout the year. We ask that you encourage your employees to spend that volunteer time with our students. If there is no employee volunteer program at your business, we encourage you to establish one. With so much at stake, we sincerely hope that you get involved.
For more information on the Schools of Hope Middle School Tutoring Program, or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Urban League Volunteer Coordinator, Laureine George-Pratt at 608-729-1225 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now is the time to get involved.