Kiawah Cares 2014-15 Annual Report - Page 6

PARTNER SPOTLIGHTS MATH TUTORS - HAUT GAP MIDDLE SCHOOL Recognizing a growing need for mentorship and tutoring of students on the Sea Islands, a small group of Kiawah Island property owners took matters into their own hands. The group, which focuses specifically on math tutoring for seventh- and eighth-grade students at Haut Gap Middle School on Johns Island, works with a Communities In Schools representative at the school to identify students in-need. The time commitment for both the student and the tutor is minimal (1 hour per week, typically on Tuesdays or Thursdays), but provides an invaluable experience to them both. If you are interested in learning more about tutoring, contact YOART!, INC. YoArt! Inc. develops a skill-based media arts technology program at Title I public schools, which exposes students from different backgrounds to unlimited opportunities that are available over and beyond the bounds of their local neighborhoods giving the children a broader scope in life. YoArt! Inc.’s main goal is to create educational programs using certified instructors with specific skills to teach the students the fundamentals of various art forms. Their constituency is primarily 6-14 year old children who face multiple challenges to success in school and in life. Between 70% and 90% of them live in single-parent households and have few positive male role models. For more information on YoArt, Inc., visit KIAWAH CARES GROWTH AND IMPACT