COVID-19's Impact on Augustine Students
COVID-19 is a detrimental setback to Augustine students. All Augustine students are at least a year behind in reading and come from lower-income families. These students are facing a minimum of six months out of school and missing their 1:1 tutoring services from their Augustine tutors. Research explicitly reveals that if students are not reading at grade level by 3rd grade, they are four times more likely not to graduate high school. Students both living in poverty and struggling with reading are the most at-risk students not to graduate high school.
Augustine Literacy Project is responding by offering virtual tutoring sessions to as many Augustine students as possible. To provide remote tutoring, our Augustine tutors must receive additional training in newly purchased software. It takes time and resources to prepare our tutors to meet the specific needs of their students. Please consider donating to Augustine Literacy Project-Brevard to support our online training, so that we can assist more Augustine students.