In 1996, a group of San Carlos citizens started the Healthy Cities Tutoring Program to give our children and families a stronger sense of community through education.Today, Healthy Cities has blossomed into a tutoring program where over 190 volunteers share their time and expertise with about 200 elementary and middle school students each year, making a real difference in the child’s academic progress.
Introduction Video about Healthy Cities Tutoring
"I don't think it's an understatement to say I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for my Healthy Cities tutor." Those were the words of high school senior William Baker as he spoke at the 17th annual Healthy Cities Recognition Reception. The event honored the 175 volunteers who tutored 196 students in the San Carlos School District during the 2012-2013 school year. William is heading to American University in the fall and treasures the support and help he received being part of Healthy Cities Tutoring when he was in elementary school.
On May 18, Healthy Cities Tutoring participated for the first time in the Hometown Days Parade. We had a wonderful turnout of tutors, parents,students,supporters and board members. It was great to be able to spread the word about our organization in such a fun way!
Healthy Cities Tutoring held a workshop on Tuesday, April 2 focusing on supporting students with their math skills. The workshop was opened up to all Healthy Cities tutors, as well as parents and para educators working with students in the school district. Two teachers led the workshop, with one teacher focusing on the elementary student and one on the middle schooler. Over 40 people attended the session and comments from the evaluations indicated that the information was very useful. Thanks to everyone for attending. We look forward to offering more workshops going forward.
June 13: Last Day of School.
To see the school district calendar with holidays for the entire 2012-2013 school year, please click here.
We are on the final stretch of our fundraising year and are so grateful for all the people who have contributed to our organization this year. Our fiscal year ends on June 30 and our goal is to raise $40,000 in individual donations. We have already raised over $28,000 towards that goal and now, a generous Healthy Cities donor has offered to match any additional donations we receive by June 30, up to a total of $5,000. This is an amazing opportunity, but we need your help. Please consider making a contribution to Healthy Cities Tutoring so we can take advantage of this matching gift. Remember, every dollar YOU donate will automatically be doubled! Your support helps to provide the resources to recruit, train and place volunteers with the children who are struggling to find success in school. Your donation in any amount is appreciated and will help us reach our goal. Click here to donate conveniently on-line. Thank you!
Click here for the February 2013 newsletter
Click here for the February 2012 newsletter
A great and most rewarding way to give back to your community is to become a tutor. Some key points of our program:
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Healthy Cities depends on grants and donations, as well as volunteers to keep it running. Your donation or time would be greatly appreciated. Click the donate button to donate any amount and click the volunteer button to start the process to become a volunteer tutor to a child who is waiting for you!