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Education

Education

In order for all of our students to succeed, the education system must provide the academic support and encouragement at-risk children need to thrive. Too many students enter school unprepared and that makes it tough for them to keep pace with their better-off peers. Others lose interest along the way unless a concerned adult intervenes to prevent behaviors that can lead to them drop out later. National service programs are in schools and building capacity in communities across America. Our AmeriCorps members are helping to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing their engagement and providing one-on-one time with a concerned, involved adult. Read more here: http://www.nationalservice.gov/focus-areas/education

Organizations and Project Ideas

  • Local school districts
    • Volunteer in the classroom to help a teacher and student
    • Mentor and tutor students
    • Coordinate a local book drive to help fill the school’s library
    • Nonprofit organizations dedicated to education
      • Help raise awareness of needs in Utah’s education system