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A-OK volunteers who meet one-on-one with a student begin mentoring in elementary school.  As the child progresses to middle school, A-OK will coordinate with the applicable middle school to continue the tutoring relationship if it is desired by the student and the volunteer. 

Do you know an elementary-aged student who's in need of a tutor? Let us know!

Want to get involved?

- Volunteers click here for more information.

- If you know a student who would benefit from a mentor-tutor, click here.


As of December 2022* A-OK had informal partnerships with the following schools:

Atholton ES

Atholton HS

Bryant Woods ES

Bushy Park ES

Clemens' Crossing ES

Dayton Oaks ES

Deep Run ES

Folly Quarter MS

Guilford ES

Harpers Choice MS

Ilchester ES

Longfellow ES

Manor Woods ES

Patuxent Valley MS

Phelps Luck ES

Running Brook ES

Stevens Forest ES

Swansfield ES

Veterans ES

Waterloo ES

Wilde Lake MS


A-OK volunteers are active in three after-school programs.  The first two programs take place directly after school, generally between 3 – 6 p.m., and focus on academics.  Enrichment activities are also provided. The Saturday Math Academy takes place from 9 – 12 a.m.  Professional staff is present at all three programs. 

  • Black Student Achievement Program (BSAP): Although the BSAP was established to help black students to achieve at as high a level academically as the student body at large, students of any race, who need additional academic support, can participate. 

  • Bridges Across Howard County: This federally funded program has after-school learning centers in 18 schools. 

  • BSAP Saturday Math Academy (SMA): This program was established to accelerate academic achievement in mathematics for students at all performance levels. 

In 2019, A-OK expanded to begin serving select Head Start students with additional, trustworthy adult support for the classrooms. That program has not picked up since the COVID-19 pandemic.

* Please note that partner schools may change from year to year.

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