House is a free tutoring and mentoring program providing academic guidance
and educational assistance to students who are at-risk of dropping out
of school, becoming involved in gang activity or other delinquent behavior.
We also assist students with life and learning skills so they can compete
for meaningful employment and become productive tax-paying citizens.
Purpose and Goals
Homework House helps students
rebuild their interest in education and gives them a way to rejoin the
ranks of academic achievers and away from a life of welfare dependency.
We rebuild self-esteem and teach life skills through academic achievement.
Our belief is that through positive mentoring and directed instruction,
we enable at-risk students to become productive citizens and meaningful
contributors to our community.
To change the attitude a student
has toward school. Often students who do not perform well tend to dread
school and classroom participation. Our goal is to help students improve
enough to understand what is being taught, find satisfaction in going to
school, and become a willing participant in the learning process.
Provide tutoring away from school
campuses, in a neutral environment from which they can re-establish academic
interest and achievement.
Serve as positive role models
to at-risk youth and keep "borderline" students from slipping into delinquent
behavior such as truancy and gang activity.
Maintain a ratio of 3 students
per every volunteer tutor so that each student has an opportunity for individualized
instruction and educational guidance.
Provide resources like computer
labs so at-risk students have access to tools that can help turn their
Provide services to all students
of all social, ethnic and economic backgrounds, but especially to those
at or near the lowest economic levels.
Maintain an exceptionally low
administrative budget and high volunteer participation, so we can provide
our services at no cost to students.