According to the Baltimore Sun, the dropout and graduation rates at Baltimore city schools have improved significantly, yet a third of all students still do not graduate. Notre Dame Mission Volunteers (NDMV), a nationwide tutoring program for at-risk youth, aims to improve those numbers with volunteer-driven academic assistance and scholastic guidance for students housed in a Baltimore residential facility for at-risk youth.
NDMV tutors provide students with assistance on their schoolwork and develop an academic plan for each of them, following up regularly on their report cards and other signposts of academic progress. Volunteers also help facilitate involvement in extracurricular activities by providing transportation to sporting events and encouraging enrollment in school clubs. Furthermore, NDMV strives to engage parents and friends in students' academic life, encouraging them to take an active interest in the young people's progress. Through the program's efforts, students who received assistance from NDMV reported improved attitudes toward school and schoolwork, and 62% of students who received aid for one year showed an improvement in school attendance when compared to the previous year.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help Notre Dame Mission Volunteers provide at-risk youth with academic assistance. If G-Team members raise $300, then Notre Dame Mission Volunteers can provide almost two weeks of one-on-one and small-group academic tutoring, as well as extracurricular support, for 10 students. Each additional $125 will provide another week of tutoring for 10 students.
Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don't offer you a "discount" or "savings." So "buyer" beware—when you click "Buy" to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100% off free, priceless karma. Read more about G-Team.