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.
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.
Oasis tutor Kathleen Eicher came along at just the right time three years ago for a young girl who was struggling with reading and learning how to be a good friend.
Oasis tutor Gerald Johnson has discovered when he meets with students, reading improves and something else happens: new friendships form.
This Oasis tutor and her first grade student formed a bond that is still going strong 19 years later. Their connection has made both of their lives better.
By sharing a little bit of her own family story, Oasis tutor Betty Dotson gave one little girl a chance to connect the dots of history in a creative way.
Oasis tutor Martha Murphy is part of a national movement to stand up and show up for kids – Generation to Generation.
Woody Woodard shows what can happen when older adults connect with kids. Generation to Generation will connect more caring adults with children who need support.