SOAR OF RACINE INC Overview
Target demographics: In Racine 58% of the children attending public school are living in poverty. Collectively, one-third of that population is not reading at grade level, half are not computing mathematics at grade level and more than half do not have grade-level language arts skills. SOAR seeks to bridge the academic gap by providing private education and support to children in poverty.
Direct beneficiaries per year: We are new, so this year we have 13 to date with 77 on the waiting list.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Mentor a student one hour a week, mentor a family in economic distress, prepare mailings, assist in our fundraising breakfasts and introduce us to people who have passion for what we do.
Geographic areas served: Greater Racine
Programs: Scholarships to 10 private schools, Mentoring program, Summer Enrichment Program, School Counseling Initiative.