For many of us, back-to-school time means shopping for school supplies and enjoying the last days of summer. For scores of tutoring and mentoring organizations in the DMV, however, back to school means filling an urgent need to sign up and onboard hundreds of tutors and mentors to support underserved children and teenagers. With at least 2 out of 3 DC children reading below grade level, the need is great.
The DC Tutoring & Mentoring Initiative (DCTMI) is a matchmaker connecting volunteers with tutoring and mentoring organizations in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. We’re looking to match 1000 new volunteers to work with our partners by October. Just an hour or two of time per week, or even a couple of hours a month, can make a world of difference, not just for the students but for the volunteers.