Approximately 1.6 million children are homeless annually in the United States. Our volunteers provide one-on-one tutoring for homeless children k through 12 who live in shelters, motels, group foster homes, cars and on the streets. Our goal for 2013 is to provide tutoring to 2,800 students. Help us reach our goal to help more homeless children succeed in school!
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Families with young children now account for 40% of the nation's homeless population. The number of homeless children who are in the U.S. is greater today than at any point since the Great Depression.Today, hundreds of volunteers work one-on-one with children whose homelessness prevents them from getting the academic stability and help they so desperately need.
How will this project solve this problem?
The heart of the program is the volunteer tutors who come from all backgrounds and professions, with a shared goal - to reach out to a child, to teach, to mentor, and assist in their educational life. We also; distribute backpacks & school supplies & school uniforms/A toll-free number for kids to keep in touch with us/Assistance in entering school/Help in locating lost records/Guidance for parents in educational matters/Two Learning Centers/Tutoring throughout Southern California.
Potential Long Term Impact
One-on-one tutoring is the cornerstone of our program. We are the only organization whose volunteers go to their students-wherever they may be-to tutor them one-on-one for one hour a week. Homeless students are more likely to repeat a grade or be below grade level than their peers. By helping homeless students succeed in school we are helping to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty through education. In 2013 we will have provided services to 2,800 students in Southern California.
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,090
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,090 . The original project funding goal was $5,000.