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Change a child's life. Volunteer as a tutor and mentor.

The call to action to “support education and literacy for all Americans” is the essence of the OASIS Tutor Program. We strive to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for 50+ adults with elementary students to develop language skills, promote the enjoyment of reading and to increase student confidence and self-esteem. The program includes training that prepares the tutor to work independently with a student, yet also maintains flexibility for specific subject matter if necessary. OASIS has developed session plans that can be utilized with students from 1st through 4th grades. Tutors receive on-going support throughout the year from the district coordinator and other tutors, which is another component of the program that fosters camaraderie and social interaction among members. We believe that “ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things when given the proper tools” and OASIS Tutor Program has the means in which to accomplish the goals of fostering a student’s positive self-image and motivating life long learning. Please consider taking this opportunity to volunteer as a tutor in one of our five districts: Portland, Beaverton, Gresham, Sherwood or David Douglas. Feel free to contact me for more information.

Sincerely, Vivian Foster Intergenerational Program Strategist 503-241-3059 503-833-3636vm [email protected]

Tutor Training Dates for the School Year 2009-10 (BOTH sessions must be attended for each location)

District: Portland Public Schools Tuesday, September 15, 10:15 to 12:45 Thursday, September 17, 10:15 to 12:45 OASIS Conference Room Macy’s Downtown 621 SW 5th Ave. Portland, OR 97204

District: Gresham-Barlow Tuesday, October 13, 9:30 to 12:30 Thursday, October 15, 12:00 to 3:00 Gresham-Barlow School District Large Conference Room 1331 NW Eastman Parkway Gresham, OR 97030

District: David Douglas TBA

District: Beaverton Monday, October 26 9:00 to 12:00 Tuesday, October 27 9:00 to 12:00 Beaverton Schools Administration Center 16550 SW Merlo Rd. Beaverton, OR 97006

District: Sherwood: Thursday, September 24, 9:00 to 12:00 Friday, September 25, 9:00 to 12:00 Sherwood Senior Center 21907 SW Sherwood Blvd. Sherwood, OR 97140 Tutor Training Dates for the School Year 2009-10 (BOTH sessions must be attended at each location)

OASIS Education Center is a non-profit organization committed to providing intergenerational opportunities for children and adults 50+.