However, we still welcome donations to the Ed Trust and the Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh/Poughkeepsie, in honor of DOT. If you donate and would like to share with us, please send us confirmation of your donation to [email redacted]. Thank you to all for your generous support over the past several months!*
**All donations will be split 50/50 between The Education Trust and the Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh/Poughkeepsie.**
About DOT :
Dutchess/Orange Tutoring (DOT) for K-12 in Response to COVID-19 is a network of local undergrads and high school students in the Orange/Dutchess NY area providing virtual academic assistance to K-12 students in public districts in these counties while school is closed. Since March, DOT has had nearly 200 student sign-ups with over 150 volunteer tutors. Read more about our team here .
DOT is fully volunteer-based and is completely free to all students who sign up for the service.
As summer approaches, DOT will continue to provide summer enrichment for K-12 students who seek it, as well as increase focus on test prep and college application and essay mentorship services.
SIGN UP FOR DOT'S SERVICES HERE .
DOT strives to minimize the loss of learning due to COVID-19, especially that of students who will be disproportionately affected, and provide high school juniors with support during the fast-approaching college app process.
DOT particularly seeks to help students with parents who do not have the time to supplement their children’s new form of online learning, do not speak English as a first language, or do not otherwise have the ability to help their kids with their coursework.
Who do we expect to donate?
We realize that as summer approaches, many rising high school seniors may be seeking the unique mentorship and advice offered by our tutors, many of whom have recently graduated from the same high schools and gone off to top-tier universities.
If you do not necessarily fit the demographic that DOT strives to serve (i.e. you have the financial means to seek other resources), but would still like to sign up with DOT, we suggest a rate of $15 per session, or as much as you are able.
However, we will not be maintaining records of who donates to eliminate any pressure from families who are currently unable to donate.
Why are we asking for donations?
At DOT, we believe in the transformative power of education and recognize the deep educational inequities that exist across the country, including in our own local communities.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, DOT seeks to address these exacerbated educational inequities on an individual basis, but we also recognize that these inequities exist regardless of the pandemic.
50% of all donations will go to The Education Trust , which utilizes advocacy, policy, and research to provide long term solutions for systemic educational inequities faced by communities of color or living in poverty.
The remaining 50% of donations will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, which regularly provides programming in the academics, arts, and athletics for children in our local communities.
We hope you will join us in supporting the work of these important organizations. Thank you so much for your generous donations!
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- John Mayerhauser
- Charles McLeod
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