Latina Republic, a 501(C)3 California-based nonprofit organization that serves the immigrant community in California launched the ¡Adelante! Virtual Tutoring Program. Through virtual tutoring we provide enrichment, writing, creative and academic activities to underserved migrant youth from elementary school through college. We serve migrant children in Monterey County, California, particularly the families of Salinas Valley and the cities of Soledad and Greenfield.
Our families live and work in one of the most lucrative agricultural communities in the United States. Monterey County is dependent on migrant workers to help fulfill the demand for produce. As the families set out to work in the before sunrise hours of the day, it is imperative that educational and enrichment programs arise to identify and alleviate the variables that create barriers in migrant children education. That is what the ¡Adelante! Virtual Tutoring Program was built to do. This is Latina Republic’s domestic mission.
Are you passionate about the power of education to change lives? Can you commit to tutoring migrant youth for a ten-week period (renewable), 2 hours per week? We are looking for tutors who want to be mentors. Ideal candidates are empathetic, kind, committed, and passionate about education and serving underserved communities.
This is the structure of our unique tutorials: One hour of academic support, looking over and revising homework assignments, focusing on the student’s areas of challenge, and working on skill strengthening activities, followed by an hour of enrichment, which includes designing modules around a student’s interests, self-esteem workshops, cultural appreciation, future goals, leadership skills, etc. We provide ongoing training, access to wonderful resources and a supportive community dedicated to empowering the migrant community youth.
The individually tailored weekly 2-hour sessions provide support for students affected by disrupted learning due to COVID-19. We tutor from 1st grade through high school. We recruit tutors who want to be mentors.
If you feel inspired to contribute to our mission, please describe in your cover letter, your experience with tutoring underserved communities, the subjects you are most comfortable tutoring and the grade levels you’d like to work with. Speaking Spanish is a plus, but we also work with great tutors/mentors who do not. The most important thing is your commitment to the tutee, a willingness to learn, a desire to be a great tutor/mentor and a wish to have a great impact in a child’s life.