“Can I Really Make a Difference?” YES!

By Jim Wambach | September 30th,2019

Perspectives article by Jim Wambach, Executive Director

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” — Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady of the United States

A struggling reader learns to love reading.

Help us to say “Yes” to many more struggling readers and math students.

Another school year begins and many of you are asking yourself that question. You want to help. But you are unsure if you have the necessary experience to nurture and equip a struggling child to rise above the challenges of poverty, violence, and educational inequity that are a part of their daily life.

The short answer is Yes! You absolutely have what it takes. You can indeed make a profound difference in a child’s life. We know the need is great. But we also know it only takes one caring adult to empower a struggling child – to nurture hope, the courage to dream, and the opportunity to thrive. Tutoring is one of the most direct ways YOU can make a real and lasting difference in our community.

“The soul is healed by being with children.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist and philosopher

Our tutors return year after year because they experience the magic that occurs when the attention and love they pour into a child leads to breakthroughs in learning, growth in self-confidence, and an improved sense of self-worth. For a child struggling to rise above unfair life circumstances, these breakthrough moments are joyful and they happen all the time!

At Children Rising, we provide you with everything you need to have a successful tutoring experience. We offer our volunteer tutors:

  • Tutor training, weekly coaching, and all instructional tools and supplies
  • Students, identified by their teachers, who will benefit greatly from tutoring
  • A team of tutors so you can serve alongside other volunteers from your community
    One on one relationships are transformative.

    One on one tutors not only help a child learn reading or math skills. They develop a caring, transformative relationship that proves to a child that they are truly important and matter.

“Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.” — Fred Rogers, television personality

Please Join Your Neighbors and Make a Difference!

If you want to make a real difference in your community, come ready to pour your personal attention and encouragement into the life of a child. Our kids love to learn and you will help a child experience the joy and fun of reading and math as they gain confidence to become successful, lifelong learners.

Tutor Training in October:

Path2Math Tutor Training

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
West Oakland Public Library
1801 Adeline St, Oakland, 94607

SbR Tutor Training

Saturday, October 12, 9:00 – 11:30 am OR
Wednesday, October 23, 3:00 – 5:30 pm
2633 Telegraph Ave, #412, Oakland 94612

 

YES, I CAN help a struggling child reach their God-given potential.

 I want to attend an upcoming tutor orientation session to see if tutoring is right for me!

 I want help fund Children Rising tutoring and mentoring programs to empower more children this year.