Project Northstar is a great program that tutors and mentors Washington, D.C. area kids during the school year. The program is looking to expand into the summer, but it needs your help.
Here's more about my connection to the program. I have been tutoring Mark every Wednesday evening since September 2013. He's an exemplary student. The kid knows his stuff — so much so, he's earned the nickname of 'Mark the Math Machine.' He can rattle off his multiplication tables like nobody's business. Mark also has a great attitude, showing up every week ready to work. He doesn't get discouraged if he makes a mistake; he just works hard and gets it right the next time. We have a lot fun together, even when he beats me at Connect Four.
Mark and kids like Mark need your help. Please donate!
Here's more about Project Northstar. Project Northstar is a one-on-one tutoring and mentoring program for homeless and low-income children in grades K-12 living in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to help these children overcome barriers to personal and academic success. Partnering with families, educators and volunteers, Project Northstar has spent 25 years providing weekly tutoring and regular mentoring activities to some of D.C.’s most underserved students.
This year is our 25th year of operation and we want to celebrate by expanding our impact in the DC community! We are hoping to offer a summer day program to serve 35 of our 1st - 8th graders. This six week program will focus on academics as well as extra curricular activities, including field trips and special events. Students will work with volunteers in small groups to address their academic needs, while strengthening their self-confidence and giving them the time, encouragement, and resources to pursue their interests outside of school.
In order to provide this summer day program we need YOUR help to reach $20,000! Donations in any amount will be appreciated by Project Northstar and our students. Thanks for your support!
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If you have any questions, please contact Project Northstar's program director, Jen Townsend.