Education Exchange Corps
Education can give a child opportunity: to escape poverty, to build confidence, to choose their own destiny.
The Education Exchange Corps is here to give children that chance by organizing communities to invest in their children.
Mission:To provide at-risk children with better educational opportunities and to involve community members in the education of our nation's children.
Action:The Education Exchange Corps recruits college students and other volunteers to work in St. Louis City schools as teaching assistants during the regular academic year and as instructors during our summer academies.
Teaching assistants are placed directly in classrooms under the direction of a partner teacher to design a program to help the kids in that particular classroom. Teaching assistants serve as tutors, mentors, and general classroom aides depending on the needs of the children there.
Summer instructors provide a neighborhood of kids with summer experiences they normally would not have with a focus on hands-on activities that teach children in fun ways. Summer Instructors serve as leaders in our summer academy, working in teams with groups of children. The purpose of the summer academy is to provide kids with an educational experience that builds confidence. Summer Instructors develop lesson plans, lead group activities, decorate classrooms, and receive support from staff throughout. This position is a great opportunity to gain experience in classroom management in a school serving at-risk children. Instructors often develop long-lasting relationships with the children they teach.
Vision:The Education Exchange Corps will be active in multiple cities in partnership with local school districts, colleges, and communities. Our flexible model is readily adaptable to serve the needs of underserved areas all around the country. By developing local partnerships, we will be able to support children as they move through our partner schools, and we will help our partner communities see more children succeed academically than ever before.