(February 24, 2021) Think back. Was there a teacher or caring adult who changed the trajectory of your life?
If you’ve ever been moved to repay that connection, now is the time. With traditional school-based learning disrupted by the coronavirus, virtual mentoring and tutoring are vital to vulnerable students.
“We know that before third grade, students learn to read. After third grade, they read to learn,” says Robin Ingles, CEO of Seniors in Service Tampa Bay. Founded in 1984, the organization assists more than 5,000 underserved people annually including economically disadvantaged children, disabled adults, isolated seniors, overwhelmed caregivers, struggling veterans, and hungry families.