The Academy Project is looking for volunteers to help teach 6th graders how to read in one-on-one tutoring sessions.
DO YOU LOVE TO READ? DO YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING? DO YOU WANT TO HELP FOSTER AND HOMELESS YOUTH? THE CO-OP’S READING PARTNER PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!!
The County of Los Angeles has more than 35,000 youth in the foster care system.
That’s not a typo.
Los Angeles COUNTY has more foster youth than the entire STATE population of NY. (26,000 foster youth)
75% of foster youth are reading two to five levels below their actual grade.
YOU CAN HELP!!!
The Co-Op’s Reading Partners Program was created to fill the widening gap between a youth’s reading ability and his/her actual grade level and meets once a week on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-5:30pm.
Depending on the level of the youth the pair might take turns reading aloud, the youth might read aloud, or the partner might read and have the youth follow along. These weekly visits provide time for reading improvement and also provide time for a relationship to grow between the youth and the mentor.
Every two to three months, the mentors and the youth get together for an organized group outing such as a trip to the beach or to the movies. These longer visits in different environments allow for a deepening of the mentoring relationship
YOU CAN MAKE A REAL AND LASTING DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S LIFE!!!
Children in foster care face significant barriers to their educational progress, starting from before school begins and extending through postsecondary education. At the root of these obstacles is a significant lack of reading proficiency. The National Factsheet on the Educational Outcomes of Children in Foster Care released in 2018, states that 75% of foster youth are reading two to five levels below their actual grade.
• 50% of foster youth will be homeless, incarcerated, and/or institutionalized upon leaving the foster care system.
• 42% of foster youth will not graduate high school
• Only 3% of Foster Youth go to college.
• Because they are changing placements so often, Foster youth can attend anywhere from 7-20 schools while in care.
• 70% of LA County’s prison population has been in foster care.
CHANGE THESE STATISTICS. BE PART OF THE SOLUTION
Thank you for your interest in The Academy Project and The Co-Op!!!!
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The Academy Project is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides the education, support, and holistic individual guidance needed to unleash the potential in foster and homeless youth in South Los Angeles, CA, through education, community, and empowerment.
Tags: at-risk youth, education, mentoring, tutoring
Contact Person: Eric Kubler
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 858-735-6936
Organization: The Academy Project