Almost anything can become a learning experience if there is enough caring involved.
Many of our young people have not had opportunities to experience success and confidence in their academic performances. Some have even missed a great deal of classroom time due to interruptions caused by their life’s difficulties.
Our Tutoring Program was created for Volunteers to offer academic assistance to our young people who are deficient in their academic work. Volunteers in the Tutoring Program make a dramatic impact on a young person’s academic life by working one-on-one with a student and helping them develop good study skills and an enthusiasm for learning.
Most of our kids in need of an academic tutor require assistance with reading skills and math. Volunteers are paired with a young person and help with homework and make-up assignments in these and other areas with the goal of helping our kids feel more confident in their academic abilities.
Volunteers go through a screening process requiring consent to a criminal back ground check, TB skin test and must provide personal references. They are then matched with a student and commit to working with that student one hour per week for the duration of the academic school year. Our Tutoring Program is an excellent choice for Volunteers who have little to no mentoring experience but, would like to try developing a positive relationship with a young person who needs guidance.
Contact Tina Justice, Case Manager (& Volunteer Coordinator) for Collins Children’s Home, at (864) 882-0893 for more details about how to volunteer!