Encouraging kids to keep reading in the summer is critical to academic success. Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring is partnering with the St. Louis County Library to make this happen.
Once Oasis tutors discover the impact they can have on a child, they are ready to come back year after year.
RSVP funding will bring Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring to more students and older adults in 2019-2020.
Scott Decker was a bright and inquisitive second grader who needed some one-on-one time with the right adult. Oasis tutor Jerry Swinehart was the man for the task.
Glenda Gauss was reluctant at first to try Oasis tutoring. Twelve years and 40 children later, she can't imagine not being part of the program.
A milestone is just a milestone, until it's yours. Guest blogger Jeanne Foster celebrates a new one and she's in good company!
Oasis tutor Gerald Johnson has discovered when he meets with students, reading improves and something else happens: new friendships form.
The Generations United award is the only U.S. "seal of approval" for intergenerational programs that are meeting important community needs.
“I saw it in the paper,” she said of the item that sparked her interest. “I love kids. (Tutoring) is so different from anything I’ve ever done."