Project Educate

What is

Project Educate?


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We've gone virtual!

Due to outstanding circumstances, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused schools to stop in-person classes, with students and teachers meeting remotely. This has not stopped the need for extra support in classrooms; in fact, students have been struggling with balancing school and stressful living conditions. Teachers are trying their best while working from home, but without the physical classroom, are not always able to adequately support their students.

This is where you enter the picture.

As an intern with the teacher, you volunteer your time, either during or after class hours to provide academic support to the students of your class choice. The work is strictly online via Zoom, meaning you can do it from the comfort of your home! You pick the days, times, and subjects that you assist students with, so that you are able to provide the most optimal support. Furthermore, you are now also given the ability to work one on one with students outside of classroom hours, if there is a need to do so.

It's time to

impact others!

In Oakland, CA, teachers are being underpaid and are being overwhelmed with an increasing student-to-teacher ratio of over 40:1. The drop-out epidemic is rising, and we need your help to expand!

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So we started a project...

Project Educate

Today, over 1000 high school students are being supported by our project, and high schools are regularly demanding that we expand Project Educate into their institutions.

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And now

it's your turn to help!

Through our partnerships with local institutions, volunteering through Project Educate could bring you:

Earn
college credit

We understand your time is valuable. By volunteering, you may earn redeemable college credits that will count towards graduating at nearby universities.

Support
local teachers

As a volunteer, you will serve your community as a tutor or a teaching assistant. You will be supporting both students and teachers in need as well as receiving guidance.

Gain
valuable job skills

This experience will rapidly improve critical job skills, such as patience, communication, and critical thinking, meaning you will have an advantage in the workplace.

Frequently asked

questions

Is there a minimum or maximum amount of days or hours we can volunteer?

You can volunteer for as little as 1 hour a week, or for a full day every day. However, it is critical that you maintain consistency, so that the students you work with get the full benefit of working with you.

What vetting processes do volunteers have to go through?

You must pass a federal background check, in addition to completing both the school district’s and Support Life Foundation’s volunteer trainings.

Will we be trained to work with students?

You will be given guidelines during the volunteer trainings, and the teachers will provide you with addition support that is reflective on each of their individual classroom needs.

What grade levels can we work with?

We currently are only able to serve high school students from grades 9 to 12.

Do volunteers have to pay anything to volunteer?

The only costs associated with the entire project are paying for the federal background checks, which we will reimburse you for.

Empower others through

Project Educate

You could make a difference in a child's life. Imagine that you could help a child graduate high school or be admitted to college. Volunteering will be fun, productive, and charitable!

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