Free tutoring to save struggling campuses

WACO, TX - Waco's chapter of the NAACP is stepping up to help WACO ISD students pass upcoming state exams. 

The group is launching a new free tutoring program at the Dewey Community Center. 

Their goal -- save the struggling campuses and meet the state standards. 

CaSaundra Foreman's children used to go to WACO ISD as she did herself. 

She's happy to hear the district is partnering with the local NAACP chapter to help students pass the upcoming state exams in April. 

She says," Any help that you can get with making your kids smarter and making them feel more confident in their education you should definitely take it."

The tutoring will be available to students every Monday for the next seven weeks from 5:30 pm till 7:30 pm. 

Dinner is provided. 

Dr.Peaches Henry with the NAACP says,"This is going to be a long term project, we are certainly in a crisis moment right now. We are not gonna turn any child away, any child who shows up and who wants to be tutored is going to be tutored."

But the new program called Lean on Me Mondays is not just about kids passing exams. 

Dr. Henry says, "We want to motivate them and let them know that this narrative that they cannot be successful is untrue."

Foreman says there is a reason for this crisis. 

"Parenting has changed and not all parents are able to teach their kids what they need to know at home, not all parents are able to help their kids with homework," she says. 

She says while tutoring helps, parents have to do their part. 

"I was probably a strict parent. I mean homework had to be done at my house."

And she has a message for kids as well. 

"You will always use some aspect what you've learned in school even when you become an adult."

The NAACP plans on rewarding children for their hard work with gift cards and prizes.

They're also asking for volunteers and help with transportation especially from local churches. 

 


 


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