On August 29, 2016. Redstone Bank made a generous donation of $50,000 to the Whiz Kids Program. The Whiz Kids program is an individualized tutoring program that has over 800 volunteers who tutor less fortunate students from schools throughout the Denver Metropolitan Area.
According to The U.S. Department of Education, “Research has consistently shown that well-designed tutoring programs that use volunteers and other nonprofessionals as tutors can be effective in improving children’s reading skills. Students with below-average reading skills who are tutored by volunteers show significant gains in reading skills when compared with similar students who do not receive tutoring from a high-quality tutoring program.”
The Whiz Kids organization has been helping kids who fall below the literacy line and poverty line for the past 25 years. It is with these incredible donations that volunteers and kids can benefit from such an outstanding program.
Tony Anderson CEO of Redstone Bank said, “We are incredibly honored to be investing in such a worthwhile cause.”
How Whiz Kids Work:
When a school teams up with the Whiz Kids program, the schools’ teachers are able to select which students will most benefit from this program. The site coordinator then uniquely pairs a student with a volunteer, and this pair will work together for the entire school year. Whiz Kids puts their volunteers through a very serious training process, so that the volunteers are properly equipped to help the student maximize learning during their time together. The exclusive focus, catered to the individual student, is what makes the overall success rate of Whiz Kids so high.
Jedidah Frederick, the Whiz Kids Program Administrator, says compassionately, “Whiz Kids is truly a family, volunteering and working for the Whiz Kids program, you are surrounded by people who share the same vision, the same mindset, and who carry the same heart.”
Whiz Kids is always seeking volunteers. If you are interested in being a part of this outstanding organization, please contact them.
Donors Receive State and National Tax Credits:
The Whiz Kids program qualifies for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit and a Federal Income Tax Credit so taxpayers can benefit from credits and deductions.
Get in touch with Whiz Kids, make a donation today or better yet donate and volunteer!
More information: http://whizkidstutoring.com/.
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