American Association of University Women - AAUW
Tutoring/Training - Working with Local Young Women and Girls
The Whidbey Island Branch has established liaisons with local organizations through which our members work as volunteers with young women and girls. Prominent among these are school programs in which our members tutor students on school properties at the grade school, intermediate school and high school levels. These programs are managed by school personnel or school designated personnel who match our volunteers on the basis of expertise and geography.
Through donations, the branch also supports the Girls Circle Program which through summer activities provides developmental opportunities for young women who are under the supervision of the Island County Juvenile and Family Court Services.
The following are organizations through which AAUW volunteers and other similarly minded community volunteers work with local young women and girls. All volunteers submit formal applications. Background checks are required of volunteers in all programs.
Tutoring/Training Coordinator: Jessica Koeberle
Coupeville Schools The superintendent welcomes those interested in tutoring students grade levels one through twelve. Teacher are particularly appreciative of tutors who are willing to join them in the classroom.
South Whidbey School District Supported by South Whidbey Youth Connection, SWSD coordinates a tutoring program for South Whidbey High, Intermediate School, Middle School and the Whidbey Island Academy (home schooling).
Island County Juvenile and Family Court Services conduct individual curricula for juveniles in detention. The curricula include reading, math and the sciences along with social and life skills.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Oak Harbor BBBS coordinates the match of mentors to students across the Oak Harbor and Coupeville school districts. They have both in-school and community mentoring programs. In-school mentoring involves one hour per week from 2:30-3:30 at select schools and is limited to activity on school grounds
Girls Circle Program
Island County Juvenile and Family Court Services Girls Circle is a forum in which girls held in the juvenile justice system take part in craft related group activities. The Circle is conducted in the summer and is managed solely by Court personnel. AAUW supports the program through the donation of craft materials and funds for the purchase of such materials. AAUW’s 2009 donation of craft materials provided enough resources for the full program of activities.