In light of the outbreak and impact of COVID-19, which has led to the need for distance learning programs, SPEF launched Home Work Helpers. This program complements the distance learning initiatives being provided by the district by offering free, online and interactive homework help for elementary grade students, Monday – Friday.
SPEF is working with elementary school teachers to coordinate helpers for their students, and is recruiting caring and knowledgeable volunteers to work with students (18+ years old; college students, teachers and community members). Volunteer Helpers receive background checks, followed by program-specific training. SPEF’s Programs Staff screens all applicants and matches volunteers to students with the teacher’s assistance, based on areas of expertise and need.