We provide individual and small group tutoring to 1st through 5th grade students. We assist students in improving academic achievement by meeting with them on a regular basis to clarify and strengthen any learning problems, and work on study & scholastic skills. Each student receives: a writing, reading and math assessment, a customized learning plan, homework assistance, academic coaching, test preparation aid and study/organizational skills training. We also review class material, discuss the text, predict test questions, and work on solutions to problems. Tutoring is the supplement to classroom teaching and we are proud to be a partner.
Having a non-family member to turn to, relate to and confide in when faced with the variables of life can be life-changing to an impressionable mind and spirit. We feel that building trust and developing a committed relationship with our youth is one of the keys to keeping them on a positive track. Our mentors work with school staff to schedule times (usually 30 minutes to 1 hour per week) to meet with their student. We hope to pair students with mentors who most identify with their situation or aspirations, however a mentor in any capacity can make the difference!
In helping to “MAKE A DIFFERENCE” in the life of a child, we like to address issues our children are facing on a daily basis both in the classroom and out. THE GLORI FOUNDATION provides workshops, which include but are not limited to, topics like characteristics of a leader, anger management, peer pressure, stranger danger, no bullying, street safety, dangers of drug abuse, sexual responsibility, college readiness, and more.
In addition to the speakers and presenters for the workshops, we also have other guests & guest speakers who come in to share their careers and experiences with the students! In some cases we are even able to take the students to them. We have had firemen, police officers, zoo keepers, muscle car builders, and more!
Lastly, we also like to have fun! We offer classes and clinics to expose our students to various sports & arts they may want to further pursue in their lives. Professional instructors are brought in to teach classes such as martial arts, dance, and photography!
Advocacy groups repeat over and over that 16.2 million children (one in five) “struggle with hunger in the United States.” Television appeals show dispirited children going to bed hungry. In addition and on the contrary, the CDC tells us that, “In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s. Data from 2015-2016 shows that nearly 1 in 5 school age children and young people (6 to 19 years) in the United States has obesity.”
These contrasting studies prove to us that too much or too little of anything can be dangerous, and children need to be provided with healthy balanced meals, as well as taught about the importance of food and physical health.
As part of our Mission, THE GLORI FOUNDATION purposefully helps to ensure that children without access to it, receive healthy food, nutrition education and physical activity while with us. In partnership with the CATCH Program and Children’s Hunger Alliance, our nutrition and physical education programming involves awesome opportunities for the children at our center to learn how the foods they eat help to fuel their bodies, and to have fun with physical activities such as Zumba and Yoga!
EVERY child and family deserves clothes on their backs and food in their stomachs. Here at THE GLORI FOUNDATION, we are aware that life can get in the way of being able to provide even the necessities. A helping hand is all that is needed sometimes, and we try to be able to extend that hand when able. We hold clothing and food drives to pull together the resources of our community, and share them with those who need them.
The holidays are a time of giving and cheer! There is no exception to that here at THE GLORI FOUNDATION! We gather toys to give away to our children year after year, to help ensure they know they are cared about and loved. Santa and his elves visit our sites for a holiday party full of fun, food, and gifts!