provides interested and capable high-school and college students with
unique opportunities to shape the communities in which they live.
At each of its sites, CBT offers tutoring services weekly for an hour
and a half to students aged six to twelve. Each weekly session is
part of a twelve-week, cumulative session that takes place in the
spring and the fall.
and college students tutor grade-school students at each of CBT’s
locations. Under the supervision of CBT staff, each high-school student
volunteer works with a younger student on his/her homework and on
additional learning games. The program strives for a balance between
learning and fun to ensure that both the volunteer and the student
enjoy and benefit from the time they spend together.
high-school tutors from local schools and requires the tutors to complete
an application and attend an orientation session before they are allowed
to participate in the program. The tutors commit to attending each
week to ensure that trusting relationships are established between
themselves and their young learners.
students interested in careers in education play a more senior role,
supervising and proctoring the tutoring sessions. The college students
play an integral role in the tutoring sessions as they monitor the
progress and behavior of the high-school and grade school students.
The college students are, in turn, supervised by members of the Board
of Directors, which consists of young professionals experienced in
volunteerism and community-building.
volunteers take part in community-building activities as the culmination
of each twelve-week program. Activities will include: beautifying
a public space, volunteering at a food shelter, passing out water
at the Chicago Marathon, painting a mural, visiting a nursing home,
and participating in get-out-the-vote efforts. Such volunteer activities
further CBT’s mission by engaging individuals spanning multiple
age groups to dedicate time and energy to improving their communities.