For those who may not know, the UUFRC program to provide Roosevelt with tutors to augment classroom resources has been going strong since it was first started in 2007. At this point, we have 9 tutors who together offer 13 hours of service per week.
In addition to our contribution of talent, UUFRC has sponsored a Share-the-Plate Sunday in an effort to make sure that all 5th graders have an equal opportunity to attend the Outdoor Education program. This year Roosevelt will send 52 students from three 5th grade classrooms. Of those, 12 are classified as “high need”. This means that they are eligible for free school lunches and that their families are struggling financially. Sudden rent increases and job losses have made this struggle even more difficult this year. It is very hard for these families to come up with the $355 camp fee for the week away.
Last year we raised just shy of $1,500. We are hoping to equal or top that on March 4th! Please bring your checkbooks. If you would like to contribute but will not be at that service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (650-366-8456).