Homework Help and Leadership Development Program
The Homework Help and Leadership Development
program is an educational program for Hispanic students, aged 6 to 18
years old, from Germantown Elementary, Mills Parole Elementary, Bates
Middle, and Annapolis High School.
The students meet with volunteer
tutors every Saturday at the Center of Help from 10:00 a.m. to noon to
receive homework help, English and Math lessons, and to participate in
field trips and activities that broaden their exposure, teach them about
American culture and foster integration into the community. This
Saturday program provides the students with another day to practice
English and is a safe alternative to being left at home, as many of
their parents work on Saturdays.
Currently 14 students are
participating, with 85% showing improvement in grades and 80% improving
in English and Math scores. The Center for Help expects to include a
total of 40 students in the program this year.
has provided partial funding for the salary of the Executive Director
and the stipend paid the Volunteer Maryland Coordinator as well as books
and and other operating expenses.