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Review for COACHING FOR COLLEGE PROGRAM INC, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer tutor with Coaching for College in Washington, DC for over 4 years. The program pairs inner-city junior high school students with adults who help them with their school work and also mentor them in life, with the ultimate goal of graduating high school and going to college. Participating has been a completely rewarding experience for me and was a success for my student, who is now attending a local college. Through Saturday morning sessions during the school year, the tutors build personal relationships with the students. It's not all about homework - the tutors often provide life advice and give moral support to the students - and sessions often end with pick-up basketball games. The program is fairly small, but it makes a huge impact on the lives of a few at-risk youth in Washington, DC.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the satisfaction of helping some young people get the extra attention they need and seeing it propel them to the next stage in their lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & Tutor junior high & high school students and help prepare them for college.