CAAG

CAAG (Catalyst for Achievement Action Group) continues its multi-sensory language arts tutoring program to ensure children at risk have a fighting chance of making a success of their lives. Writing at a moment, 50 years ago, when Martin Luther King Jr. first spoke of his dream, Linda Wihl says, "I can’t think of any better way to realize that dream than by providing education to children who enter school on an uneven playing field. Woman’s City Club has a history, long before involvement in the kindergarten tutoring program, of tutoring and mentoring children to empower them to read, write and understand language. For the last six years you have done so through the Making Sense of Language Arts programs for kindergartners at Rothenberg and Winton Hills elementary schools. (Additional members volunteer with a spin-off program sponsored by First Unitarian Church in the South Avondale schools.)" Last year, as in years past, children who entered kindergarten with below average language skills ended the year able to read and write simple words and tell and understand stories. We have the opportunity to continue this legacy this year. And we are always seeking new tutors. Tutoring takes place Tuesdays (possibly switching to Wednesday) at Rothenberg at noon. Thursdays we will be tutoring at Winton Hills at 11 AM. The commitment is one hour per week to make a life-long difference in the life of a child! Orientation and training for tutors will take place sometime this month. If you would like to learn more, please contact l.wihl@womanscityclub.org.