Gathering underserved students just once weekly for one-on-one time can go a long way, so Horry County School District is partnering with United Way to give kids an academic boost via “United to Learn.”
The program, which runs through the end of April, matches students with volunteers for a 30- to 45-minute session scheduled during regular school time to let the children work individually with tutors and mentors in the areas where they most need help to avoid falling behind in their studies.
2018 represents the first full year for United to Learn. Volunteer participants will be assigned to partner with children at Daisy, Lakewood, Loris and Socastee elementary schools.
The program is seeking volunteers for the spring session. Previous participants from the Fall 2017 trial are encouraged to re-register at the same school where they served. It is the program coordinators’ hope that all parties have a chance to cultivate a relationship of positivity and rapport while their efforts contribute to making a difference.
To sign up as a volunteer or to ask questions, please contact United to Learn at 843-347-5195 or email Rob at Vista@UnitedWayHorry.org. Applicants will be asked to undergo a background check before accepting assignments.