Empowering youth living a cultural transition

Estados Unidos

En el distrito de Washington DC se calcula más de un 40% de deserción escolar, naciendo en respuesta el Programa de Tutorías orientado a estudiantes de origen latinoamericano y afroamericano.  Nuestros voluntarios a través de dichas tutorías pueden brindar atención personalizada a quienes necesitan un reforzamiento escolar.

Problem

The majority of existing educational centers do not specialize in teen academic support, creating a great need. It is in this context that the idea to collaborate with Georgetown students was born. They serve as not only academic tutors, but also as role models.

Project

While my work as a coordinator for the Tutoring Program is varied, there are three strategic areas in which we have focused out efforts:

a. Partnerships: To continue and improve our relationship with Georgetown University while maintaining associations with the academic centers where our beneficiaries attend class
b. Logistics: To design and execute a tutoring plan that could be beneficial to both tutors and students as a way for them to complete their academic goals each session
c. Evaluation: To update standards and identify potential areas of improvement as signified by tutors, students, and project supervisors in a constant process of formalized feedback and surveys

Beneficiaries

Approximately 30 teens attend each tutoring session, the majority of whom are Latinos, African Americans, and Africans. Their needs are primarily in school and language reinforcement.

volunteers involved