Homework House provides free after-school tutoring and mentoring for children who are at-risk for academic failure in Holyoke, Mass
Our goals for the future:
We want to continue doing what we are doing, offering individualized and free tutoring to children who, for a variety of reasons all of which are rooted in poverty, are educationally deprived. We want to do it even better than we are doing it now, and we want to be able to accommodate more children who seek our services. Last year even though we tutored 150 Holyoke schoolchildren with the help of more than 200 tutors, we still had children on a wait list. We want to continue; and we want our children to continue their schooling with a taste of success and hope for the future. And we both want and need your financial support so that we can continue.
*Did You Know-Children raised in poverty rarely choose to behave differently, but they are faced daily with overwhelming challenges that affluent children rarely confront, and their brains have adapted to suboptimal conditions in ways that undermine good school performance.
Who We Are:
Homework House INC is a house of caring volunteers who are willing to spend a few hours a week with a child and provide supplemental academic and mentoring assistance that they can't get anywhere else.
What We Do:
To rekindle a child's interest in learning, we start by rebuilding their self-esteem. To this end we must always be caring and positive, keeping in mind that even marginal improvement can be valuable life long lessons. We light the path that leads away from a lifetime of dependency. We unlock the doors to empowerment and high self-esteem.
Relationships that teachers build with students form the single strongest access to student goals, socialization, motivation, and academic performance.
We do this because it is for the good of our community.
For five years we've carried on with our mission with a sense of pride, but also with urgency induced by alarming statistics about our schools and the children they are entrusted to teach. The fact is, there's only so much that the schools can do.
"In essentials, unity; in differences, liberty; in all things, I continue my journey with gratitude"
*The Children Of Today
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