Who Is Give Every Child A Chance of Tuolumne County (GECaC)?
- A nonprofit organization that pairs tutor/mentors with struggling students.
- Tutor/mentors are volunteers that dedicate their time to the future of our students.
Give Every Child A Chance (GECaC) started in 1996 in Manteca, California with one vision: to help academically struggling students become independent learners through community volunteers. In 2010 GECaC expanded into Tuolumne County.
How can you be a part of Give Every Child a Chance Tuolumne County?
VOLUNTEER! – K-8 Students are matched with volunteers to get individual one on one help twice a week after school.
GIVE GENEROUSLY – Fundraisers are happening throughout the year that you can participate in with your presence, financial support and donations of service/goods.
What does it mean for Tuolumne County Students?
GECAC of Tuolumne County is committed to developing and maintaining an exceptional mentor/tutor program that will have a positive impact on the lives of children in our community. The students that submit an application and are approved will be matched with a screened and trained volunteer. This is a subject assisted program, not necessarily a homework assisted program.
Two afternoons a week, at each school, there is a room dedicated for one on one mentoring/tutoring and the CAIT (computer assisted instructional tutoring) program.
The two schools that we currently have sites at are: Soulsbyville Elementary and Twain Harte Elementary. We hope to expand to other schools in Tuolumne County soon.