Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to feel blessed. – Mary Oliver
Dear amazing Tutors,
Our first ever virtual Perfect Pairings took place Friday, February 26, and thanks to you it was a huge success! With inspiring speeches from many tutor – student Perfect Pairings, families, educators, and even U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Speier, we celebrated the achievements of you, our dedicated volunteers. Thank you for all you do to make a difference in the life of a student struggling in school.
Did you know Merrick Garland is a tutor? That’s right, our incoming U.S. Attorney General makes time to tutor in Washington, D.C., and his efforts and yours have inspired Congresswomen Jackie Speier to also become a tutor!
The phased-in return to school continues to progress in Redwood City and San Carlos. We’ve included links below if you would like to review each district’s plan. Some students may need to change their tutoring time due to their new school schedule, continue reading below for information on how best to do that. As students to return to school in a hybrid schedule, Healthy Cities will continue tutoring remotely through the end of the school year. Many of you are inquiring about in-person or remote tutoring next year and that is still to be determined based on our school district partnerships and tutor-student availability. We appreciate your patience and will let you know as soon as we have more information.
March is Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day. If you would like to incorporate related activities into your tutoring sessions, we’ve included some great resources below.
Thank you for your continued patience with remote tutoring. There were many wonderful stories shared during Perfect Pairings showing how creative tutors and students have become to make this work for them. If you didn’t have a chance to watch the live broadcast, you can view it here.
As the weather warms and signs of spring burst through the ground this month, we hope you can take joy in the beauty that surrounds us and know that your willingness to volunteer and tutor is a true blessing to the students in our program. We are so thankful for you and all you are doing to Reach a Child, Touch a Family, Build a Community.
– Your Friends at Healthy Cities Tutoring