Tutoring 201 Workshop: Helping English Language Learners

Tutoring 201 Workshop: Working English Language Learners set for June 7, 2016

Tutoring 201 Workshop: Working English Language Learners set for June 7, 2016


RWS Tutor Training scheduled for Sept. 13, 2014


United Way of Central Carolinas and the Center for Adolescent Literacies is co-hosting another ReadWriteServe tutor/mentor training. The training will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Bliss Hall.

St. Peter’s is located at 507 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28202.

The training, Tutoring 101, is an initial tutor and mentor training for adult tutors and mentors and those working with Project 1,000, a United Way program to recruit, train and support 1,000 tutors, mentors and readers in the community. Others are welcome but seating is limited. Contact Sarah Degnan of the United Way of Central Carolinas at sdegnan@uwcentralcarolinas.org for more information.

Help Team Cam and United Way of Central Carolinas Win On and Off the Field

 As you know, United Way of Central Carolinas has been working to recruit, place, and train volunteer readers, tutors and mentors to help students in our area become academically successful. The effort is in collaboration with United Way Worldwide and TEAM NFL.

This weekend and in the upcoming weeks, we have a unique opportunity to reach more volunteers and earn dollars to support this effort. United Way Worldwide is encouraging all United Way TEAM NFL player reps, teams, and local United Ways to boost their volunteer efforts (readers, tutors and mentors) with a post season challenge that “plays off” the NFL Playoffs. Starting this weekend, Wild Card Weekend, the top 12 performing NFL player representatives leading in volunteer recruitment will compete for the title of United Way Team NFL Super Recruiter. Currently, our very own Cam Newton is #9 out of 12 with 1,205 volunteers who have signed up online to be part of Team Cam. 

During the five weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, the pool wanes from 12 players to 2, based on the number of pledges logged on at unitedway.org/team-nfl. The two finalists will be invited to New York during the week of the Super Bowl for a series of media and recognition opportunities. PLUS, the United Way in the winning market will receive a $10,000 grant to advance youth success with their respective NFL Team.

Another part of the program encourages volunteers to participate in the +3 Network where they can log in the number of hours they volunteer. The volunteer with the most hours will receive some incentives.

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP! Please post this Facebook message and Twitter message TODAY on your social media channels. We need to get the message out over the weekend. And stay tuned for more ways to help promote as Cam advances to the next level, thanks to your support!

Teaming up with the United Way and Carolina Panthers

The Center for Adolescent Literacy is partnering with the United Way of Central Carolinas and The Carolina Panthers for this tutor/mentor partner event. Project 1,000 tutors and mentors along with the children with whom they work will join us at UNC Charlotte on June 18 between 9 a.m. and noon. The kids will work with the Panthers while the tutors and mentors participate in training. Details coming soon.

Partnering with the United Way on Project 1,000

The Center for Adolescent Literacies at UNC Charlotte has partnered with the United Way of Central Carolinas to provide training to tutors, mentors, and readers in the Project 1,000 initiative. Recognizing that students spend just 20% of their time in the classroom and 80% outside the classroom, the United Way understands the role that afterschool and out-of-school efforts play in children’s academic success. Visit the Project 1,000 website for more information about how to get involved.