On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons ESYAC picks up children from their residences and/or their schools and takes them to Redding First Church for Homework Club from 3 to 5 p.m. during the school year. We begin with a full hot meal together followed by Circle Time. During this time we read a Bible story, memorize scripture and talk about issues pertinent to the children’s daily lives: drugs, domestic violence, bullying, etc.
Following Circle Time we move to one-on-one tutoring where we help the children with homework, specific skills suggested by their classroom teachers, and practice reading for understanding with the student . Each day closes with a recreation time: sports, games, music, drama, art, or crafts.
We are always in need of volunteer drivers and tutors. Please consider joining the fun and excitement of working as part of a team with these amazing kids.
ROLE OF THE TUTORS
♦ Pray for and with their child.
♦ Arrive by 3:00 and stay until 5:15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year.
♦ Stay by the child during Homework Club, helping them engage with whatever is happening.
♦ Attend quarterly in-service trainings, usually on a Thursday from 4-5 p.m. (Topics: Systemic Poverty, Stages of Learning to Read, Positive Discipline, Experiencing God.
♦ Give 1 week’s notice if you cannot be at Homework Club or call before noon if you have an unexpected conflict.
♦ Attend Fall Orientation or read the materials and discuss them with Patti or her designee if you can’t attend.