Schools of Hope

Schools of Hope Racine, a United Way-led initiative in partnership with Racine Unified School District, local businesses, and community members, provides young children with tutors on a regular basis to increase reading achievement in the early grades.

Through third grade, children learn to read. From the fourth grade on, they read to learn. Research shows third-grade reading proficiency is a powerful predictor of later academic achievement. A student who is not at least moderately successful in reading by the third grade is unlikely to graduate from high school. When kids can read, they can succeed.
During 2015-16, Schools of Hope will serve students at nine Racine Unified elementary schools: Fratt, Giese, Janes, Knapp, North Park, Olympia Brown, Roosevelt, S.C. Johnson, and Wadewitz. We anticipate needing 310 volunteer tutors and hope you will be one of them! Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about becoming a tutor. Ready to sign up? Click the button at the top of the page to complete the Schools of Hope Volunteer Tutor Application.