Every 26 seconds, a student in America drops out of school. Far too many urban public schools students:
- Do not find their coursework relevant
- Often lack a ense of connection due to large class sizes
- Are typically served by the newest and least experienced teachers.
We transform public education to ensure that all students have the skills to succeed in school, work, and life.
Schools need families and the whole community to make the greatest possible impact on the next generation. Generation Schools Network™ is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to bring innovative educational opportunities to students at Generation Schools.
We are seeking volunteers who:
- Believe that all children, regardless of life circumstances, can succeed
- Enjoy working with (or on behalf of) adolescents
- Have a diversity of life experiences
- Want to make one-time or long-term commitments
- Speak English and/or Spanish.
- Volunteer as a classroom assistant in an academic or elective class, providing individual or small group support.
- Adopt an Advocacy – become an honorary member of a homeroom Advocacy class 1-2 times monthly
- Chaperone a field trip
- Review resumes and cover letters
- Support the writing of college essays and
- completion of FAFSA forms
- Conduct mock interviews
- Visit school as a guest speaker
- Provide job shadow/internship opportunities
- Collaborate on teacher plans/projects
- Host workplace visits
- Spanish language support
- Special event support
- Help find scholarships or grants
- Write a grant application
- Collect donations for in-kind goods.
Join a Community Engagement Team
Many facets of the Generation Schools Model contribute to gains in student achievement, but one of the most important is the commitment to take students out of the school building and into the community for college and career intensive courses. Intensive courses depend on community engagement teams.
Community engagement teams are made up of leaders from business, non-profit, government, and higher education sectors within each field of study. Teams participate in quarterly meetings to shape curriculum and plan life-changing opportunities for kids including hosting students at their workplace.
In addition to shaping curriculum and experiences, professionals can
- Visit schools as guest speakers
- Host workplace visits
- Plan job shadowing and work-place learning experiences
- Mentor students
- Conduct mock interviews, review resumes, and cover letters
- Support the writing of college essays and financial aid applications.
Learn more about partnering with Generation Schools Network™
Wendy Loloff Cooper
Chief Executive Officer