In School Academic SupportSubmitted by inspire4ever on August 29, 2012 - 10:10am.
Provide an inner-city student with the one-on-one or small group support he or she needs. All ages, all subjects. VIPS Inspiring Minds matches you with an appropriate student or group, who you meet in the classroom to help build their academic skills. A very flexible program that directly helps kids in need.
VIPS Inspiring Minds volunteers are requested by teachers and placed in the classroom to work with students who need academic support. VIPS Inspiring Minds tutors work in all subject areas and are required to volunteer for a minimum of 1 hour per week.
The primary purpose of this intervention is in school academic support, the volunteer naturally serves as a role model to the student. Our volunteers encourage and support their students as they face their difficult personal and educational challenges.
VIPS Inspiring Minds volunteers continue to have a positive effect on students and the classroom environment. VIPS Inspiring Minds distributes annual teacher surveys and reports consistently find VIPS Inspiring Minds volunteers help students improve academically as well as in the areas of self-confidence, class participation and social and communication skills.