Youth English Tutoring Program

Laughter and language were a winning combination at International House this past summer. The Youth English Tutoring Program was launched in July with 7 tutors and 33 students. This pilot program was designed to help bridge the gap between school years for children who don’t speak English in the home. During the summer break, such students can lose some of the English skills learned during the school year, causing achievement gaps in other academic areas.

   Students were taught by trained tutors in small groups three days a week over a four-week period. Instruction was provided using a fun, age-appropriate curriculum. Each student received a workbook, snacks, school supplies and an International House drawstring backpack. Free transportation was also provided to and from International House for those in need.
  Meet the tutors of our YETP Pilot Program. Pictured at left are Vidur Kukreja, Hannah Foltz, Masonya Bennett, Katrin Rahe, Adrian Devore and Claire Biernacki. Not pictured: Maggie Thomas.
  We are grateful to St. John’s Baptist Church for allowing us to use their classrooms.

This program is made possible by a grant from The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation under the Foundation's Community Needs Grant Program. The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation is a private foundation that provides grants to eligible 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations to support the following focus areas: Education, Community Development, Health/Human Services, Arts/Culture, Civic and Environment. The mission of the Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation is to build strong and vibrant communities, improve the quality of life, and make a positive difference.

Click here to read about our celebration at the end of the program!