Classroom Care Teams & Tutoring Ministry
OKCPS Superintendent Robert Neu stated that our city's statistics show that our minority children are "dying on the vine" as they disproportionately lack the same opportunities to build a foundation from which to thrive academically. Academic studies show that minority students who are not able to read by 3rd grade are 8x more likely to drop out of high school. We believe that it is our job as the body of Christ to enter in and be a part of changing that cycle by helping kids experience the tangible love of Christ through opportunities to read, play, engage with safe tutors and homework helpers in their community everyday.
About Our Youth And Tutoring Ministries
Our primary goal is to build relationships with children in our community and be part of the expression of the tangible love of Christ in their lives. During the academic year, we recruit and train adults to be a part of "Classroom Care Teams." These are teams of 6 adults that work together to serve in one classroom with one teacher for the entire academic year. We believe that every child benefits from getting to work one-on-one, receive help with their homework, or just enjoy space to build new and sarelationships.
We believe that a good academic foundation is something that children in our society need to be able to function well in our culture. For a variety of reasons, many of the children we help are not able to receive that foundation at school or home. Our goal is to come alongside and serve our crowded classrooms and under-supported teachers so that we can all work together to make our schools a place where children, educators and the community thrive.
So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone that is a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.” -Isaiah 28:16
- We envision academically at-risk children and youth from our community serving more productively in our culture, in part, because they’ve received academic assistance and have come to know the love of God through caring, mutually beneficial relationships of love and grace.
- As a Christ-centered academic assistance program, we seek to lead a team of diverse volunteers to support and tutor at-risk children and youth and serve our educators and schools.
How to Help
We need volunteers for this fall, spring and next summer. Volunteers can serve in a variety of roles:
- Serve as part of a CLASSROOM CARE TEAM -- Join a team and make a commitment to serve your classroom, approximately 1-2 hours per month.
- Summer Kids Camp -- A daytime tutoring ministry for a small group of students that we've worked with all year!
- SPONSOR a child for the year -- $500/school year [school and tutoring supplies, healthy snack, space, part-time tutoring coordinator to organize.]