As the school year comes to a close, we wanted to say "Thank you" to all the fantastic volunteers who dedicated their valuable time to deserving Redwood City School District students at Fair Oaks Elementary, McKinley Middle School and Kennedy Middle School.
In 2017-18, we grew 100% from 11 to 22 volunteers and expanded to a new middle school, Kennedy.
We also identified that we are the only literacy non-profit that works in-class supporting teachers in the middle school grades in the Peninsula area. All other literacy non-profits in the area provide either after-school tutoring or in-class tutoring supporting grades K-5. So providing volunteers for in-class literacy tutoring with 6th-8th graders will continue to be our area of expansion.
We will, however, continue to run the after-school Book Club program for 4th and 5th graders at Fair Oaks Elementary which will stay open in 2018-19 after it was originally slated to be closed by the RWC school district earlier in the year. We've been at Fair Oaks for many years, and plan to remain for as long as the school remains open.
This summer we will be hard at work putting together a training program for volunteers. We already have a some teachers willing to work with us on this program. If you're a teacher (or former teacher) and also want to help work on or review the training program, please send an email to email@example.com.