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Review for SMART, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

SMART is a fantastic program. I'm beginning my fourth year tutoring with them. The basic concept is that they identify underprivileged elementary school students that could benefit from better academic service, give them full scholarships to excellent private middle schools, and then support the hell out of them with tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment programs so that they'll actually succeed. Tutors and mentors are paired one-on-one with the same student so they have a chance to truly develop trusting relationship. I just finished three years with the same student and am embarking on another round with my second student. The students are inspiring. The staff is great. Tangible progress is made. Overall, it's difficult for me to imagine a more rewarding volunteering experience.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...the development of the students into confident high schoolers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I tutored an underprivileged middle school student.