Doing Something About It, Inc (DSAI) is looking for volunteers to take part in an important community empowerment program, Tutoring Executed by Acquiring Community Help - T.E.A.C.H.
T.E.A.C.H. provides a community education support system for children, ages 5 to 18 years, as they head back to school and may need help with their assignments along the way. Created in February 2019, T.E.A.C.H. was readdressed during the pandemic of COVID-19 during school closings after seeing a vital need for tutoring assistance. Although DSAI, Inc is committed to helping any child, the program is designed for communities whose residents may not have the resources to pay for tutoring and assistance outside of school. In this new virtual learning environment brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, a “village approach” (e.g., parents, friends, and associates in the community) to tutoring can help students complete and understand their assignments with online support through Zoom. This convenient online program provides students the extra help that they need without leaving the safety of their homes. Students can enjoy one-on-one interaction with a qualified tutor and no threat of exposure to harmful germs.
The T.E.A.C.H. program will host multiple one-hour tutoring sessions during these specific timeframes; Monday thru Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. There is a maximum of three students per session to ensure that each individual gets the attention he / she needs. DSAI Inc. will match the student(s) with a qualified volunteer based on the student’s educational needs and the volunteer’s background or area of expertise. Accordingly, a T.E.A.C.H. administrator will issue each student a Zoom ID and password, with additional information pertaining to the date and time of the tutoring session.
SAFETY: DSAI, Inc. is not only committed to the growth and stability of our community, but also to the safety and well-being of our community’s children. All of the T.E.A.C.H. volunteers are committed to teaching and mentoring our children. Each volunteer must complete a simple one-page questionnaire which provides the necessary information and authorization to conduct a basic background check. The T.E.A.C.H. tutor must pass the background check prior to interacting with any student enrolled in the DSAI, Inc tutoring program. DSAI Inc. will provide the student with the tutor’s name, description, and an authentication password to confirm the tutor’s identity. Parental consent is required for any student who participates in the T.E.A.C.H. program; and, the student’s parent or guardian will be informed of the scheduled session and be invited to observe, as applicable.
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY: For all of those high school students who want to go to college, your volunteer work with DSAI, Inc. will help to distinguish you from the competition. Colleges value students who take the lead in improving their communities through volunteer work. “It takes a village” is not just a statement. When the community works together for the benefit of our children, they contribute to a better tomorrow.
YOU - We need your help:
1. We need people in our community to make sure that every student and parent is aware that extra school help is available and it doesn’t cost anything, except for their time and a willingness to learn and excel. Spread the word!
2. We need volunteers who care about our children and want to make a positive difference in children’s lives. Become a T.E.A.C.H. program member. Give us at least one hour, of one day, of your week. We believe that this could be the beginning of a great relationship working towards one goal…taking care of our children and their future.
3. At least a high school diploma or GED equivalent is required. Volunteers should also have an interest in teaching the required material. High school students high school graduates, college students, parents, , family, friends, relatives, and community associates…anybody and everybody can help build brighter futures for our children through DSAI’s T.E.A.C.H. program.
Please contact us for more information in how you can make a difference in the future of a child's life.