Family and community volunteers are welcome and appreciated!
Children whose families are involved in their education are more likely to achieve higher levels of academic success and develop advanced social skills. Plus, volunteering at Toki will not just help your child, but also advance the success of all Toki students.
There are many ways to volunteer your time and resources at Toki. You may work through the PTA, contact your child's teacher, or simply attend performances and events to model for your child that school is important and you respect education.
Visit the links below to learn more about how you can get involved.
Schools of Hope is the Madison area’s most sustained effort in eliminating the achievement gap amongst middle school students. As a program that functions primarily on volunteer support, we are presently seeking volunteers who would be willing to spend one hour a week with a student, between the hours of 7:45 AM and 3:30 PM, tutoring in math and basic literacy. Although it is only one hour out of your week, it is an hour that the students can look forward to for the extra support they need to succeed.
Schools of Hope is still actively recruiting volunteer tutors for Toki Middle School. This tutoring program has already begun, with members of the community, including UW-Madison students, coming to help out with our after-school Homework Clubs as well as tutor kids during their academic periods. So that you as a volunteer do not feel overwhelmed, you will be connected with one of two Schools of Hope employees who work full-time at Toki. They will give you all the training you need, including your very own tutoring handbook that provides tips to helping motivate reluctant learners.
Please, take some time to consider volunteering as a tutor this school year. The benefits are endless: contributing to the Madison youth community, providing leadership and guidance to students who often lack the direction from home, encouraging post-secondary education or other vocational training, showing the value of hard work, etc. Who knows, you’ll probably make a new friend and have a whole lot of fun in the process!
SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS OF HOPE TUTOR
My name is Michaela and I am a junior studying math at UW-Madison. This is my third year as a Schools of Hope tutor at Toki. As a future teacher, being able to tutor has been as important to my development as an educator by learning how to interact with students in the classroom and at homework club. I definitely learn as much from my students as they learn from me!
Michaela is a great example of how the Schools of Hope Tutor Program can benefit both tutor and student. Michaela is a valuable asset to our program—we need more dedicated and enthusiastic tutors like her. One hour a week could help a student struggling in math or literacy succeed in school and become a confident learner. Help ensure that Toki students receive additional academic support by volunteering as a Schools of Hope tutor.
For information on how to get involved, please contact Ms. Mo’ at 608-204-4763 or firstname.lastname@example.org . With your help, we can ensure every student succeeds!
To find out more about ways to volunteer at Toki, check out the PTA page.