Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Tutors

Posted By on Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:42 AM

Want to be a mentor or a tutor for an Memphis City Schools student but don't quite know where to start?

The local chapter of Stand for Children, a grassroots education advocacy group, recently launched puteducationfirst.org, a site where citizens can sign up to volunteer time or money to a number of local organizations.

"What makes this site different is the fact that we have pulled together organizations, including Memphis City Schools, who will assist in directing support resources to the appropriate school or person," Kenya Bradshaw, executive director of the local chapter, said in a statement.

"Oftentimes, people want to help, but don't know where to begin, so we will serve as a one-stop shop for public school assistance."

Supporters who sign up will receive information about volunteer opportunities through a network of non-profit organizations, including the Grizzlies' charitable foundation, TEAM UP, Our Children, Our Future tutoring program, Memphis City Schools Foundation and the Memphis Urban League.

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