500 new tutors to help out in District 51 schools

By: Ashley Prchal Email
By: Ashley Prchal Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - District 51 and the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to bring 500 new tutors into local classrooms by the end of the year.

It's call the 500 Plan. A Grand Junction Chamber Committee called 'The Grand Junction Area Forum' has been looking at K through 12 education and how to put District 51 students at their highest learning level. Because officials with the Chamber of Commerce say today's students are tomorrow's workers.

"The whole concept is that we want to recruit 500 volunteers to go into the school once a week, for at least one quarter, six to eight week time frames, on Wednesday afternoons, to work with elementary school students," says Diane Schwenke, president of the Chamber of Commerce.

Tutor volunteers will be working on skills teachers think select students are lacking in. Volunteers will need background checks and two hours of training. If you would like to be a volunteer, contact the Chamber of Commerce or visit District's Web site by clicking on the link below under Related Links.

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