Location

Room A117

Advisor(s)

Andrea Stuiber; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Social Entrepreneurship (SocEnt)

Start Date

1-5-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2019 10:20 AM

Abstract

Aurora Resources Education Association (AREA) focuses on helping students in Aurora through high school. Aurora High Schools have the highest level of dropout rates in the entire Chicagoland area. As a result, the future of these dropouts are affected; it limits their future career prospects and/or the motive to pursue higher education. AREA plans to take direct action of the problem, which is high dropout rates and plans to benefit all those affected directly. With free and reliable tutoring sessions run by local volunteers of Aurora, this program’s aim is to help people not only learn concepts in class that are hard to understand but aims to instill value to the learning by helping students understand concepts they have always wanted to. AREA will focus on two high schools, Aurora West and Aurora East because they have the highest low-income percentage in the area. Students from low-income families have less access to resources. Limited access to resources and tutoring can cause students to drop out. By holding sessions, AREA would be able to have students maintain a stable grade in their class or to advance their understanding in their scholastics. This is due to the fact that the tutoring is helping fix patches on topics that they do not fully understand. The sessions are to be held after school hours negotiable by the schools during days that work for them, and with anything outside of these hours at the discretion of the tutor. Overall, AREA is aiming to assist local youth who are in need of academic help.

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Aurora Resources Education Association (AREA)

Room A117

Aurora Resources Education Association (AREA) focuses on helping students in Aurora through high school. Aurora High Schools have the highest level of dropout rates in the entire Chicagoland area. As a result, the future of these dropouts are affected; it limits their future career prospects and/or the motive to pursue higher education. AREA plans to take direct action of the problem, which is high dropout rates and plans to benefit all those affected directly. With free and reliable tutoring sessions run by local volunteers of Aurora, this program’s aim is to help people not only learn concepts in class that are hard to understand but aims to instill value to the learning by helping students understand concepts they have always wanted to. AREA will focus on two high schools, Aurora West and Aurora East because they have the highest low-income percentage in the area. Students from low-income families have less access to resources. Limited access to resources and tutoring can cause students to drop out. By holding sessions, AREA would be able to have students maintain a stable grade in their class or to advance their understanding in their scholastics. This is due to the fact that the tutoring is helping fix patches on topics that they do not fully understand. The sessions are to be held after school hours negotiable by the schools during days that work for them, and with anything outside of these hours at the discretion of the tutor. Overall, AREA is aiming to assist local youth who are in need of academic help.

 

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