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building your community in a fun and powerful way
We at the San Francisco Education Fund believe all students no matter their background or income level should receive a quality education so they graduate from high school prepared for success in college and in their careers.
By becoming a volunteer you are joining the 1,000 volunteers we placed in schools last year to help make sure San Francisco schools are strong and are helping all our kids graduate college, career and civic ready
strong students What factors help create strong students and what students need to excel inside and outside of the classroom show the need for having
strong students caring relationships & high expectations from peers and adults at home and in school
strong students resiliency to bounce back from challenge
strong students and a deep engagement in their education by participating and caring about what they learn, where they learn it, and how to apply it to their lives outside of schoo l
As a volunteer you can support student development in all these areas by being a “caring adult” who
support young people in their growth and provide opportunities for them to learn
enjoy shared decision-making
and know the difference between supporting and saving There is a difference between adults who work in partnership with young people, who see themselves as supportive friends and advocates in contrast to adults motivated to save, reform or rescue young people from their circumstances. Be that friend.
90% of them are children of color and 57% are from low income families & receive free or reduced lunch they speak 44 languages Educates 55,272 students San Francisco Unified School District
The Education Fund works with schools who can most benefit from our programs
we match volunteers skills and interests to a teacher who has requested help in those areas
the role of a volunteer
One of the most basic and yet most important roles of a volunteer is to get to know a student and provide a safe atmosphere for students to take risks—to not know everything.
Positive Communication Focus your critical feedback on the actions you want to see. Instead of, “Don’t run!” You could say, "We walk in the hallways.” Be specific with your praise. What behavior should they replicate? Instead of, “You are a great student.” You could say, “I really like how well spaced your words are in your letter.”
School = A Safe Place for All School is a protected place where all people need to feel safe – Be cognizant of boundaries, physical and verbal – School is not a place to try and persuade students of your political or religious beliefs – Be discreet and respect confidential information – Report to the teacher or principal if you hear of any situation that might cause harm to a student
In summary – thank you for joining the education reform movement to make sure more students graduate high school ready for college, careers, and civic responsibility. Joining a movement
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