Help students succeed at Finn Hill Middle School

  • Friday, August 18, 2017 1:30pm
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Finn Hill Middle School is looking for volunteer tutors for its Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program this year. Interested volunteers can learn more during an information session Aug. 24 from 10-11 a.m. at the Lake Washington School District Resource Center, located at 16250 NE 74th Street in Redmond or Aug. 30 from 7-8 p.m. at the Kirkland Library located at 308 Kirkland Ave.

AVID volunteers work closely with a classroom teacher and other volunteers to provide direct support for first-generation college-goers. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

Finn Hill Middle School AVID teacher Ashley Rowe said the support from volunteers is crucial. Rowe floats between groups, but said she wouldn’t be able to teach the class on her own.

“Without the tutors, AVID would not be successful in our schools,” she said.

This year, AVID will be available at four middle schools and three high schools. All schools are still accepting volunteers. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2uNLEGn.

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