Volunteer Opportunity: Breakthrough San Francisco

Note: Convent student Zoe Baker ’15 has volunteered extensively with Breakthrough SF–ask her for more information about this great organization!–PMK

Program Description:
Breakthrough San Francisco is a member of Breakthrough Collaborative, a national education nonprofit that launches motivated middle school students with limited educational opportunities on the road to college and encourages young people to pursue careers in education.  We are looking for tutors to work after-school with academically motivated 5th and 6th grade students from underserved communities around San Francisco.

Tutors receive training and ongoing support from Breakthrough’s program staff, and are matched with 1-3 Breakthrough students to work with closely for the duration of the semester. Please note that this is a volunteer position, and that admissions is selective. Successful applicants demonstrate enthusiasm, attention to detail, and an interest in educational equity.

For more information, visit http://www.breakthroughsf.org or email Jenee Woo Scott, Director of Student Support, at jenee@breakthroughsf.org

In order to be a Breakthrough tutor, you must commit to the following dates:
Application Deadline:  Monday, September 12, 2011
Tutor Training: Week of Sept. 26, 2011 (specifics TBA)

Program Dates:
Tutors commit to working one afternoon per week – Monday, Tuesday, or  Wednesday – throughout the fall semester, beginning the week of October 3 and  ending the week of December 5 (with no programming on 10/10, 11/7, 11/8,  11/9,  and 11/23)
Optional Breakthrough Saturdays will be on October 15, November 19, and  December 10

Schedules:
Monday-Wednesday:
3:30-3:45 – Snack and All Community Meeting (ACM)
3:45-4:25 – Homework help
4:40-5:30 –Class or extended tutoring
Tutors are expected to attend from 3:30-5:30pm

Saturday:
Breakthrough Saturdays are interactive days of learning through which students have the opportunity to  broaden their horizons.  Saturdays usually run from 9am to 1pm.  For Outdoor Education day on October 15, we will go kayaking at Mission Creek.  November 19 will be a Museum Saturday at the  Exploratorium. On December 10 we will be doing a community service project at the San Francisco Food  Bank. If you are interested in helping out with any or all of these Saturdays, please check the Saturday  box on the following page.
Download the link here!

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