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Become a Lunch Buddy or CHiL Tutor this fall!

2016 August 24
by HandsOn Suburban Chicago

We need you to help better our schools. Become a Lunch Buddy or CHiL Tutor this fall.

To kick off the new school year right, HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) has teamed up with area schools to manage Lunch Buddies and CHiL—community-based tutoring programs that provide students with the academic support they need to succeed.

Lunch Buddies launched last year at Jane Addams Elementary School in Palatine. The lunchtime program will focus on strengthening the foundational math and reading skills of students in grades 4, 5, and 6. The program will also expand to serve 3rd graders at Plainfield Elementary School in Des Plaines. The tutors at Plainfield will enjoy lunch and read with small groups of students to foster their literacy development. What could be a more pleasant way to support a child’s academic growth?

CHiL (Cooper, Holmes, and London) supports the afterschool tutoring programs that take place at Cooper Middle School in Buffalo Grove, Holmes Middle School in Wheeling, and Jack London Middle School in Wheeling. This program prepares students in grades 6, 7, and 8 for high school by offering them homework assistance and various enrichment activities. Teachers with students enrolled in CHiL consistently report increases in grades, classroom engagement, and homework completion rates. During the 2015-2016 academic year, 67% of CHiL participants improved their reading grades and 48% of them upped their math grades. Outcomes like these would not be possible without the help of dedicated community members.

HOSC is looking for individuals who value education and want to get involved in a meaningful way. We need folks like you. We need you to contribute your talents and just an hour of your week to help students realize their own potential.

Lunch Buddies are needed on:

* Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Jane Addams Elementary School in Palatine

* Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm at Plainfield Elementary School

CHiL Tutors are needed on:

* Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm at Cooper Middle School, Buffalo Grove

* Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Holmes Middle School, Wheeling

* Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:15 pm at Jack London Middle School, Wheeling

At most schools, fall session will begin in September and go through mid-December 2016. Session 2 restarts in January. Further program details and a link to our application can be found here.

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