RACINE COUNTY — United Way’s Schools of Hope program is seeking volunteer tutors to help students in grades one to three become more confident, capable readers.
Schools of Hope volunteers are adults from all walks of life. Training and materials will be provided and no prior experience is needed. Volunteers must pass a background check and complete tutor training prior to receiving a tutoring assignment.
The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 29. After submitting an application, volunteers must attend a two-hour training session to receive tutoring information and materials. Training sessions will take place Sept. 25-Oct. 6.
Tutoring takes place during school hours, October through May. Tutors commit one hour per week to work one-on-one with two different students for 25 minutes each. Volunteers are encouraged to form a tutor team with two or three friends or colleagues and share a tutor assignment.
Volunteers are needed to tutor students at Waller Elementary in Burlington, and Giese, Julian Thomas, Knapp, North Park, Olympia Brown and Wadewitz Elementary schools in Racine.
Interested volunteers are required to submit an application at www.unitedwayracine.org/soh to be considered.