Caring adults can have a significant impact on the lives of San Francisco public school students. Volunteers serve as powerful role models that help students know they have a personal champion and help them build a deeper connection with their education.
The San Francisco Education Fund’s K-12 Tutoring & Classroom Support Program engages community volunteers to actively build relationships, resiliency and academic skills with students. Volunteers fill a variety of roles in K-12 classrooms across San Francisco public schools.
- Tutors work with students one-on-one or in small groups in academic subjects, like English, math and science, or in enrichment subjects, like art and music.
- Classroom Assistants support a teacher in a variety of capacities in his/her classroom. They can help the teacher prep for lessons and set-up classroom activities, or work with students one-on-one or in small groups.
This program started more than 50 years ago, when Gretchen de Baubigny visited a classroom in San Francisco’s Western Addition to read aloud to students. Soon after, a student asked her when she would be back. Gretchen saw an opportunity to engage the San Francisco community in our public schools, to provide one-on-one attention students need to excel.
Want to become a tutor or classroom assistant? Sign up to volunteer.