DIVISION OF STUDENT SERVICES
SEEDS (Students for Education, Empowerment, & Direct Service)
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Friends of the Children Tutoring @ Reed and at Kateri Park
Friends of the Children provides our community’s most vulnerable children with full-time, paid, professionally trained mentors (called Friends) to ensure that each child has a positive, consistent and supportive adult in his or her life. We begin working with children in Kindergarten and continue to support them for 12 1/2 years, through high school graduation. This year, SEEDS will partner with Friends of the Children to increase the academic success of their students by matching a group of them with Reed students for basic academic tutoring in math, reading, writing and other areas as needed on the Reed campus. Most students will be in 3rd through 5th grade, though some may be older. Tutors make a year-long commitment to the program to tutor once a week for 10 weeks each semester on Thursday afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Previous tutoring experience is helpful, but not required as training will be provided. This program qualifies for the Off-Campus Federal Work Study Community Service.
This year we are starting a new partnership with nearby (near SE 26th and Powell) Kateri Park and Catholic Charities where Reed students will spend several hours a week individually tutoring a student. Most residents of this large and vibrant appartment complex are immigrants and refugees, so face particular challenges in their learning and adapting to the school system and community.
To apply for either of these programs, please visit the Google Docs Form. To access this form, FIRST log into Google Docs using your Reed Kerberos user name and password, THEN click on the common application page. (Note: If you are logged into Google using a non-Reed user name, you will not be able to view the applicaiton.) Applications due by Saturday, February 2. Questions or need help with the application process? Please email Dean, the SEEDS intern, at the email listed below.