Faith. Service. Justice. Enhancing the legacy of Truth and Service, virtually.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many primary and secondary school are making tough decisions to move their curriculums and teaching online. Simultaneously, Howard students are making the same tough decisions, most of whom have already registered for online coursework. Parents of primary and secondary students are having a tough time supplementing the academic rigors of the classrooms while homeschooling. The Social Justice Tutoring program seeks to fill this gap, by offering Howard University students the opportunity to work as Tutors and provide supplemental academic support to the children of Howard University facuilty, staff and students.
In addition to providing academic support to the standard curriculum of each student, Tutors will also intergrate social justice related topics into their lessons. We believe that this intergration will help student develop a more keen understanding of the world around them, and give them a space to ask questions related to topics such as police reform, mass incarceration, immigration reform, environmental protection, homelessness, and others. The social justice intergration will be based upon the comfortability of the parents/guardians, the prior knowledge of your child, and the topics that have been tailored by our program. Our approach is not-partisan, and discusses the issues in a broad and simple manner.
The Office of the Dean of the Chapel believes that parents/guardians are a child’s first teacher. We are looking forward to this collaboration with you, and our Tutors where together we will be working to ensure your child’s academic success.