The United Way is offering people a simple way to help make the Racine Unified School District better through tutoring. They'll train you and it doesn't take up a lot of time.
Schools Of Hope
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Business leaders, teachers, community leaders band together to help kids learn to read.
A pilot of a tutoring program called Schools of Hope is being expanded to North Park and Fratt Elementary. The goal of the program is simple: to improve children’s reading scores by pairing tutors with children. The program is a partnership between the United Way of Racine County, the Racine Unified School District and the business community. The tutors, members of the business community and community at-large, work with students in the first, second and third grades for one hour a week. The tutors will be trained to help children with their reading and fluency in a non-threatening way. The program already operates at Olympia Brown and Wadewitz elementary schools. To volunteer, click here.
Monday, September 10, 2012
As some students in Racine Unified Schools continue to struggle with reading, a program called Schools of Hope aims to help. Here's how you can get involved.
For years, some schools in the Racine Unified School District have struggled to improve their students' reading scores. Students without adequate reading skills are less likely to graduate from high school, and when children don’t graduate, that impacts the community. Jim Beere, owner of Pioneer Products, is the chairman of tutoring program called Schools of Hope. The program is a partnership between the United Way of Racine County, the Racine Unified School District and the business community. He got involved with the program because he recognized that when students don’t graduate, the community's workforce suffers, which often prevents companies from coming into the community, which in turn limits the number of available jobs. The …