Inspired by the belief that every child deserves an equal opportunity to learn, nearly 200 All Students Matter volunteers work with Ravenswood City School District teachers to support the success of students in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park.
In this California school district, about 65% of the students are English learners, more than 90% are low income, and over 40% are in unstable housing or considered homeless. Our dedicated, trained volunteers are a consistent, caring presence in the lives of these children, working weekly in the same classroom with the same students throughout the school year.
What We Do
ASM Provides Three Programs:
* In-Classroom Support - each teacher directs 3-4 trained tutors who volunteer at specified times each week, all school year, to support students in reading, writing or math.
* Literacy Intervention - guided by the school literacy coaches, our trained tutors provide daily structured intervention to improve the literacy skills of selected students.
* Mentoring Book Club - a 12 week program for selected students in each 5th grade classroom designed to foster growth both academically and social-emotionally.