Mentoring and Tutoring
The Impact of Community Outreach Volunteers, NFP:
Community Outreach Volunteers makes a tangible impact on the neighborhoods we are involved in. Some of this impact can be viewed through the existing programs we offer including:
Urban decay and fast-food dependence have damaged our Englewood residents implement strategies for healthy cooking and eating, participate in exercise classes and programs, obtain annual fitness reports and physical examscommunity with escalated sickness, drug and alcohol abuse, and obesity. The Nutrition and Physical Education Project is designed to provide access to healthy nutrition on-site as well as to educate individuals from historical food desert regions in Chicago on the many benefits of properly balanced and healthy diets. They are informed on the latest in health information, sex education, drug prevention, and in formulating fitness objectives. The program supports: meal plans, participation in our “Walk It Off – Keep It Off” local support and activities and, implementing strategies for healthy cooking and eating, as well as motivating participants by introducing them to role models that have inspired millions of athletes in the world of sports.
COV seeks to expose and broaden experiences by introducing additional team sports such as soccer, baseball and football while fostering each individual’s talent.
Community Outreach Volunteers seeks to enhance every part of a child’s development, which includes increasing education and prevalence of fitness and physical activity. COV offers programs in exercise and team sports that emphasize wellness, fitness, good sportsmanship, and positive self esteem.
Mentoring and Tutoring
COV offers mentoring aimed at the development of social, emotional, and practical skills necessary for each child to succeed. The mentor program is tied closely with the tutoring program to provide fluidity between education and personal growth.
COV has a wealth of participants in its tutoring program, ages 6-14. The program provides homework assistance, reading enrichment, math workshops, and positive reinforcement with rewards and recognition. The tutoring staff consists of University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Education interns, and Student Learner’s from DePaul University. In the 2011 school year, a vast majority of the participants demonstrated and increase in their reading & math skills with all grades averaging a C or above.
Technological advancements are growing exponentially. Current students are expected to not only meet standard educational requirements, but also need to develop digital literacy with an emphasis on computer skills. The Englewood community has limited access to computers and internet, thus putting individuals at a disadvantage. COV offers programs that emphasize the connection between technology and job readiness, career development, and educational enhancement.