Rotarian Tutoring Hour
Emphasis on reading at the Boys & Girls Club
In 2004, Auburn Rotary Club adopted the after-school program at the Boys and Girls Club's Boykin Center program in Auburn as a way to expand its efforts to combat illiteracy in Lee County. The students served through this effort are primarily 8 through 12 years of age. The Boys and Girls Club reported that 22 percent of its participants came from households with annual incomes below $22,000
The Rotary Tutoring Hour project allows children who otherwise would be unable to afford tutoring services to receive educational enrichment from trained professionals. Rotarians provide assistance in remedial reading as needed on Tuesday afternoons. Typically, the volunteers work with two or three students to help reading comprehension, word recognition, pronunciation, and other literacy needs. The ultimate goal of the program is to help students improve in school with our concentration being reading.
The club's involvement combines financial support from Auburn Rotarians, as well as Rotary District 6880 and Rotary International.
“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”