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Children who have been impacted by foster care find consistency and caring support from volunteers who freely give time and resources to show that Arizona children matter. Our current volunteers and interns from Arizona State University have gone through our Trauma Informed Care Trainings. Expertise depends on volunteers’ ability to tutor and/or provide trainings. We pair the tutor with a child that best matches their academic expertise when tutoring. All volunteers must have a current background check.
For the Fall Semester, we are offering twice a week after school Tutoring/Homework assistance Monday through Thursday. Each child in attendance may choose to attend one (1) extracurricular activity class, offered once a week. Please note that tutoring and/or an extra curricular activity are 45 minutes long.
Our Fall semester starts August 30th, 2021 and ends May 13th, 2022.
JMCC - After-School Tutoring
Foster children drop out of school at twice the rate of other children. Researchers attribute the greater risk to repeated transfers where valuable credits, school records, and social networks are lost and where curriculum differs. Foster children are also estimated to lose approx. 6 months of emotional development with each new placement furthering their challenges in a new classroom. Jacob's Mission Community Center (JMCC) offers small group and individual tutoring to help keep our children successful in the classroom and on track to graduate.