Through third grade, children learn to read. From fourth grade on, they read to learn. Research shows that 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 read, they can succeed.
Schools of Hope, a United Way-led initiative in partnership with Racine Unified and Burlington Area School Districts, local businesses, and community members, provides young children with tutors on a regular basis to increase reading achievement in the early grades.
We currently need additional tutors for Waller Elementary ONLY. Volunteers are needed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m. If you are available to tutor at Waller, please click the "I want to be a tutor" button below.
- Friday, September 29, 2017: Schools of Hope Volunteer Tutor Application deadline. There will not be a spring application opportunity.
- September 25-October 6: Tutor training. Mandatory for all tutors. New tutors will need to attend one two-hour training. Returning tutors will need to attend one refresher course.
- October 16-20: School orientations. Exact dates and times TBD. Attendance is optional.
- Week of October 23: Tutoring begins.