Local tutoring program needs volunteers

A local nonprofit that provides free tutoring for local elementary students is looking for volunteers for the upcoming school year.

Invest in Youth from Invest in Youth on Vimeo.

Invest in Youth is Seattle-based, and offers tutoring all over the city. They need tutors who are willing to work one-on-one with students at schools such as Roxhill Elementary, Madrona Elementary, Thurgood Marshall Elementary, Daniel Bagley Elementary and Beacon Hill International. Tutoring begins the second week of October, runs through May and takes place once every week at each school.

The organization matches tutors with students at the beginning of the school year; tutors mentor the same student for the whole year. According to the organization, the pair will work together on things like playing math games, reading stories or working on homework, for one hour each week. “Educational materials and activities, training and support, and heartfelt appreciation are provided at every session,” Erika Chen, Associate Director of Invest in Youth tells My Ballard.

For more information or to apply to be a tutor, contact Chen at echen@investinyouth.org or visit the website.

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