If you have a heart for helping kids succeed, the Heart Math Tutoring program needs you now! The nonprofit group bringing tutors to Charlotte elementary schools seeks adults able to donate an hour a week to tutor young students in vital math skills.

University Meadows Elementary and Nathaniel Alexander Elementary are among 17 schools countywide benefiting from this volunteer effort by area businesses, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and hundreds of volunteers.

In the 2016/17 school year, that army of volunteers provided CMS students with 13,082 hours of one-on-one tutoring. In the 2016/17 school year, that army of volunteers provided CMS students with 13,082 hours of one-on-one tutoring.

Dozens of businesses and groups provided tutors last schoolyear, including 185 from UNC Charlotte. Even more tutors are needed this fall, as the program expands from serving 12 schools to 17.

Last week, the group celebrated its Spring Funding Initiative’s success at raising more than $840,000 from area businesses, grants and community support.

 

Why Heart?

Volunteer time is one of the only resources available to high-poverty public schools not yet being fully leveraged. Community members are willing to help but have limited time to commit and need to know their efforts are making an impact.

Heart’s activity-based, structured curriculum and on-site support enable all volunteers to be effective in delivering one-on-one instruction, with a commitment of just one hour per week.

 

50 hours per week per school

Collectively, Heart volunteers provide 50 hours per week, per school, of targeted, one-on-one instruction that would otherwise not be available. High leverage: Because of Heart’s volunteer driven model, every dollar invested in a marginal school unlocks twice the value in resources to students.

 

How you can help

Heart provides a fun way to build relationships with students while delivering academic skills crucial to their success. Anyone who can commit 1 volunteer hour per week can make an impact. Learn more by visiting the program website at hearttutoring.org. 

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