Mission Statement

As a GO School volunteer tutor, you would provide the critical academic and social emotional support that our 1st - 8th grade students need to thrive!

GO Project: Who We Are and What We Do

The GO Project shapes the futures of low-income New York City public school children by providing critical academic, social and emotional support starting in the early elementary years. GO provides year-round educational and family support services to children who are performing below grade level and equips them with the confidence and skills needed to succeed at school, at home and in life.

 

GO School Tutoring: How YOU Can Help

During the GO School Saturday program, a professional teacher models a lesson, activity or project to a classroom of students.  Volunteer tutors continue to work with small groups of (2) to (4) students on the lesson providing individualized attention which allows the students to thrive. 

 

Tutor Responsibilities: What You Would Do

Tutor small group of students in grades 1st-8th who are in need of academic intervention under Head Teacher’s guidancePunctual and consistent attendance; no more than 3 absences permitted per session. (Session 1: Oct-Dec, Session 2: Jan-April)Actively and enthusiastically participate - supporting  instruction and engagementHelp prepare, record and put away classroom materialsOngoing communication with Head Teacher regarding children’s progress &/or concerns, and with the Director of Community Engagement regarding overall volunteer experience.

 

Time Commitment

  • Session I: October– December  2016, 9 Saturdays 9am – 12:45 pm
  • Session II: January – April 2017, 14 Saturdays 9am – 12:45 pm
  • Attend mandatory orientation and training prior to start of session.
  • High School students, those receiving credit or fulfilling a requirement must attend the training sessions offered.  (All other volunteers are encouraged to attend.)

GO School Fall Session Dates 2016

  • October 15, 22, 29
  • November 5, 12, 19
  • December 3, 10, 17

GO School Spring Session Dates 2017

  • January 7, 21, 28
  • February 4, 11, 25
  • March 4, 11, 18, 25
  • April 1, 8, 22, 29

 

Location

You can choose to tutor our students at one of the following 5 locations:

  • Avenues-the World School (1st - 5th Grade): 259 10th Avenue, between 25th and 26th Streets
  • Grace Church School (1st - 5th Grade): 86 4th Avenue, between 10th and 11th Streets
  • Grace Church High School (6th - 8th Grade): 46 Cooper Square (for GO Middle school placements ONLY)
  • LREI  (1st - 5th Grade): 272 6th Avenue, at the corner of Bleecker Street
  • St. Luke’s (1st - 3rd Grade): 487 Hudson Street, at Hudson Street and Christopher Street

Placement is based on a complimentary match between programmatic need and volunteer strengths. We will honor preferences when possible.

 

Qualifications

College students, professionals, retirees, and high school students in good academic standing.Commitment to and belief in all children’s ability to succeed and thrive Professional work habits

 

Benefits: How Can We Help YOU

Personal gratification through enhancing the lives of young learners.Ongoing professional development and training opportunities.Leadership opportunities for sustained dedication and commitment.Being part of a vibrant and diverse volunteer community.

 

How to Apply

  • Application Form
  • Cover Letter/Personal Statement explaining why you want to volunteer with the GO Project
  • Resume (for volunteers 18 and older)/ High school transcript (for HS students)
  • Personal reference
  • Background check (for those 18 and older)

 

If interested, please fill out the online form at: https://goo.gl/forms/m6zZKBbv7jo09vA62. The online application form can also be found on the GO Project website: goprojectnyc.org under “Volunteer Opportunities” tab, “Get Involved”. 

If you have any questions or would like more information about the available volunteer positions, please contact Emily Ong, Community Engagement Program Manager, at eong@goprojectnyc.org.

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