For some Charlotte kids, homework is a daunting challenge, each and every night. Many children need help but don’t have any guidance at home. In some families, parents work late hours or simply don’t know how to help. Often, students in Charlotte schools need a buddy to help encourage and guide them through their homework so they can keep up with their school work and excel in and out of the classroom.

This undeniable need for afterschool tutoring for many Charlotte students inspired a program to empower and give kids the help they need.

Study Buddies, a Hands on Charlotte program is an informal, rewarding volunteer opportunity that invests in the education of local children. Being a Study Buddy is a priceless experience. Not only will you gain a sense of pride in watching a student make progress and reach their goals, but you will create special relationships with the students. In a lot of cases, the kids are craving companionship with someone who is interested in being their “buddy”. That’s where you come in.

With the dedication of only an hour and a half of your time on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday night at any of the three different convenient Study Buddies locations, you have the chance to make a fundamental difference in the life of a young student. Not only is it rewarding, but it’s also easy. Volunteers simply pair up with students and help them with various homework assignments. From reviewing spelling words or reading books, to learning multiplication tables, your job is to guide the student in the right direction, while adding in the help they may need throughout the hour and a half tutoring session.

What’s that? You’re not willing to pass up such an impactful and rewarding opportunity?

Good idea.

To sign up to be a Study Buddy at Police Activities League Charlotte on Wednesdays, click, here.

To sign up to be a Study Buddy at Learning Help Centers of Charlotte in South Charlotte on Tuesdays, click here.

To sign up to be a Study Buddy at West Boulevard Library on Thursdays, click here.