You may have heard that Northfield has started a new school year. Well, we at Accelerate Northfield would like to tell you that we are absolutely thrilled to be a part of it. In 2011-2012 more than 140 tutors spent over 24,000 hours working with children at Bridgewater, Greenvale Park, and Sibley elementary schools. Now, in only our second year, we are well on our way to surpassing those numbers.
Northfield’s teachers have created some great opportunities, so if you’d like to help close Northfield’s achievement gap, please, sign up today.
Over the last four years, Northfield’s low-income elementary students have trailed behind their peers in math proficiency by an average of 22%. Low income students also trail their peers in reading proficiency by an average of 25%.
This achievement gap could soon grow even wider because the number of low income students in Northfield is growing. This means more students are at risk of falling into Northfield’s achievement gap. 34.3% of elementary students now receive free or reduced price lunches. That is a 3% increase since Accelerate Northfield was founded in 2011.
We need your help to prevent the achievement gap between Northfield’s low income elementary students and their peers from growing and to help us close the gap altogether. You can help by tutoring struggling students in reading and math skills for one hour per week with Accelerate Northfield. By tutoring with Accelerate Northfield, you can prepare students for success in the classroom and later in life. You can help students launch for a life as learning superheroes!
Yes, I want to help! (click here to sign up)
Yes, I would like a volunteer! (teachers click here to request a volunteer for your class)