I tweeted about this last week, but I think it needs a little more emphasis. This blog focuses on reading and literature because I was lucky enough to have great parents and teachers who stressed the importance of both. Unfortunately, not every child has the support system available to him or her which fosters reading as an enjoyable, valuable experience. I believe that this has a great deal to do with why almost half of the fourth-grade students in the Cincinnati Public Schools are not considered proficient in reading.
To combat this, CPS and the Strive Partnership has put out the call for 2,000 new tutors to help with reading and math at ten targeted elementary schools. Prospective tutors must complete a two-hour training for reading and/or math. More information, included the list of targeted schools and contact information, can be found below.
The kids really need your help. Think about all the good times you have had reading your favorite books and then think about all of the kids who are and will be deprived of those feelings. The time commitment is negligible (at least 45 minutes a week) compared to the benefits the child you tutor will receive.
Original Enquirer Article
Strive Together website