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! firstname.lastname@example.org
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- 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:
* Please note that partner schools may change from year to year.
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.