For almost 30 years, Northstar Tutoring has provided low-income students with a free tutoring and mentoring program and we are excited to announce a new partnership with Garrison Elementary School! Starting in September 2018 Northstar will open a new after school program for 75 Garrison Elementary students in grades K-5th.
As with our Columbia Heights location, Garrison students will be paired with their own tutor/mentor and will attend twice weekly tutoring sessions where they can complete their homework and extra educational materials based on their individual math and reading needs. Garrison students will also participate in monthly mentoring activities with their tutor, ranging from visiting museums and the zoo, to attending sports events or meeting up for extra tutoring sessions.
There is a significant need among Garrison students, where only 8% of the children are proficient in English and 12% in math, and almost 100 % of students are low-income. In addition to educational help, Garrison students are desperate for mentorship and the time with their tutor may be the only one-on-one attention they receive all week.
We have seen the progress children can make when they are matched with a caring adult, and with your help we can improve the lives of Garrison students!