Tucson Kids Get a Boost from the Sundt Foundation

| August 24, 2012

The Sundt Foundation donated $2000 this week to help fund the Tucson OASIS Intergenerational children’s tutoring program. The ┬áprogram targets K-5 kids that have been identified as falling behind in their reading and writing skills. The OASIS program, which pairs an volunteer with a child for an entire school year, is one of the first of its kind in the country. The program effectiveness lies in the long term one-on-one relationship that the tutor/mentor develops with a child and the frequent contact they have.

There are lots of kids on the list for the program, and volunteers are needed. Falling behind at such a young age is seriously detrimental to a child’s development and self esteem. Tutors come from all walks of life, no teaching experience is required. For more information about the tutoring program, call Janine Prewitt or Carlinda Dirks at 520-322-5627.

In photo from left to right: Letty Lopez (Sundt Foundation), David Eppihimer and Janine Prewitt (OASIS)

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