SCHOOLS OF HOPE – TUTORS WORK, MORE NEEDED

02/07/13

A two year study of the Schools of Hope program provides a wealth of evidence that the 16-year-old literacy program works. Children who participate fully in the reading literacy element of Schools of Hope do better than peer students who do not participate. But too many kids do not participate fully for lack of adequate numbers of volunteers.


Schools of Hope, under the leadership of United Way of Dane County and in partnership with Centro Hispano, the Urban League and community business and civic leaders, is a strategy to help close the achievement gap. As we all know that critical need continues to challenge this entire community. This study gives hope to Schools of Hope. But at this week’s meeting where the results were shared, United Way Community Impact Director Kathy Hubbard said one hundred additional volunteer tutors were needed immediately. So we ask you to help and we offer a little additional incentive: proof that your help works.