A great nonprofit that helps improve students' grades, test scores, and self-confidence by providing one-to-one writing assistance is looking for volunteer tutors.
WriterCoach Connection, which started in the Berkeley schools a few years ago, is expanding in the West Contra Costa Unified School District and looking for volunteer coaches primarily for Portola Middle School and Richmond High School. It has an active program at El Cerrito High, and has programs in the Albany and Oakland schools.
The program's expansion is especially meaningful to me because I attended the West County public schools, including graduating from El Cerrito High, and my father was a teacher at Kennedy High in Richmond.
This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for anyone who enjoys working with teens, especially around boosting their skills and interest in written expression. Coaches are matched with students to provide individual tutoring on school projects.
No experience is needed. The program provides training sessions, and lots of support along the way.
To learn more, check the WriterCoach website, which includes information on registering as a volunteer. You can also contact WriterCoach through email or phone at 510-524-2319.
I hope you'll consider this win-win experience, which is meaningful for coaches and truly beneficial for students.