Academic Support & Mentoring for Underserved Girls

by Girls to Women

Summary

High potential but at-risk public school girls 6-14 get daily homework assistance, including 1-on-1 tutoring and bilingual assistance in basic English literacy, math, and other core subjects
$58,300
total goal
$33,670
remaining
273
donors
1
monthly donor
6
years active

Challenge

Youth from all backgrounds benefit from educational support outside of regular school hours. The girls we serve attend some of the lowest performing and under-resourced schools in California. Most are in single-parent, limited-English, or other family situations that constrain in-home academic support. Our project bridges the gap. 35 Latina, African-American, and Pacific Islander families will benefit. Girls attend on-average more than 3x/week and a full school year.

Solution

Monday thru Thursday all school year, culturally-reflective staff and volunteers work with all 35 girls we serve for the first hour of their attendance or more. A variety of computerized and traditional learning resources are on hand.

Long-Term Impact

Dozens of at-risk girls will have their own quality of life and academic status enhanced. They will be in a far better position to contribute positively to their families, community and society.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.epa.net/​girlstowomen/​what.html
Information on our community
info on conditions for youth in our area
Info on our local and California school districts
Utilization of after-school programs

Organization Information

Girls to Women

Location: East Palo Alto, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.girlstowomen.org
Project Leader:
Patrica Foster
Executive Director
East Palo Alto, CA United States