We’re excited to share we’ve partnered with ServeMinnesota to launch a new initiative to help more kids build their skills and confidence! Scholar Squad offers one-on-one, online tutoring for Minnesota students in PreK-8th grade.
COVID-19 has made everything difficult this year, especially learning. That’s why we are bringing the proven Reading Corps and Math Corps programs directly to families at no cost to them. Scholar Squad is leveraging the power of our proven AmeriCorps programs to help reach kids outside of the classroom.
“Students are experiencing significant challenges,” explains Reading Corps and Math Corps Managing Director Sadie O’Connor. “We knew we had to innovate and find a way to support kids who need extra support.”
Families can request a consult with a literacy or math coach, who will conduct a short screening. If the screening shows their kids could use extra help, we’ll match them up with a tutor for extra practice and support.
We’re Already Hearing Great Things
Although tutors have only recently started working with families, we’re already hearing great things. “Families are incredibly relieved to have this resource,” says Alison Zellmer, Associate Director of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships. “Many have been looking for extra support and are excited that we can provide a tutor to help.” While navigating complex schedules and the challenges of COVID-19, Scholar Squad families are prioritizing tutoring.
Tutors deliver tutoring through Zoom, and even from a distance, are building strong relationships. Jenny’s daughter receives tutoring five days a week from Scholar Squad and has already noticed the impact. “Kyra loves working with her Scholar Squad tutor,” Jenny says. “She is excited every day when she gets home from school to get started.”
Do you know a family who could use some help from Scholar Squad? Please share this news and ask them to visit ScholarSquad.org to learn more and request help.