Schools of Hope


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

From kindergarten to 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 2013-14, Schools of Hope volunteers were active in eight Racine Unified elementary schools: Fratt, Giese, Janes, North Park, Olympia Brown, Roosevelt, S.C. Johnson, and Wadewitz. More than 230 volunteers worked one-on-one with nearly 300 students and provided over 10,000 tutoring sessions!
 
Schools of Hope will continue to serve students at Fratt, Giese, Janes, North Park, Olympia Brown, Roosevelt, S.C. Johnson, and Wadewitz during the 2014-15 school year and we need your help! 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.