You Can Make a Difference by Being a Tutor
Freedom for Youth Can Show You How
Want to be the person who helps a young person go from a D to a B in high school? Want to be the person who helps a second grader develop a love for reading? Want to be the person who helps a young adult blaze a different trail in life by attaining a GED? Let us introduce you to a young person who needs a difference-maker in his or her life.
Elementary Tutors – Whiz Kidz
Elementary volunteers are with the kids for two hours, which includes play time, bible time, a meal and tutoring. The tutoring segment is about thirty minutes of time spent on reading or math. Freedom for Youth supplies the materials. At times, the students bring work from school. Elementary hours for the flagship location on Hickman Road are from 5-7 pm, Mondays and Wednesdays.
Middle School Tutors – Discovery
Middle school tutors focus on schoolwork for at least one hour a week during learning labs. Tutors assist with general homework or oversee learning activities supplied by Freedom for Youth. The primary areas are reading and math. When students anticipate working regularly on one subject, Freedom can contact the teacher in order to help you better understand the topic. Middle school hours for the flagship location on Hickman Road are from 3-4 pm, Tuesdays (boys) and Thursdays (girls).
High School Tutors – Journey
High school tutors are matched with individual teachers in order to specialize in a topic. The flagship location on Hickman currently works with teachers at North, Hoover and Roosevelt high schools. Tutoring takes place from 3:15 to 5:00 pm on Mondays at the Hickman campus; and 12:45 to 2:45 pm on Wednesdays at the high schools. Tutors may choose one or both days.
Young Adult Tutors – Transitions
Young adults may need assistance in obtaining a GED or help with initial college courses. Tutoring times vary, but are usually take place sometime between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, Monday through Saturday at the Hickman Road location.
To become a tutor, contact Jacqueline Gibson, at (515) 282-4822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will complete a volunteer application and choose the time and grade level best suited for you! Freedom for Youth Ministries, 2301 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50310
Here are JUST A FEW of the volunteer positions we have open and available right now. Can you help us spread the word to family and friends that have gifts and abilities in these areas?
- A team of 4 to lead Learning Lab on Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons for Jr. High students
- 10 additional elementary tutors on Monday and/or Wednesday nights
- An individual or team of leaders for Worship on Wednesday for the Jr. High program
- 5 assistants for the high school job and college prep activities on Monday afternoons
- A team of 3 volunteers to lead Financial Peace University for the young adult men and women in our transitional housing programs
For even more opportunities, check out our VOLUNTEER page, give us a call, or stop in and learn how you can be involved! We have many great ways to for individuals or small groups to serve.