500 Men Making a Difference is embarking on its biggest and most meaningful project to date and they need all the help they can get.
The organization is attempting to gather hundreds of math tutors to converge on Boys and Girls High School in Bed-Stuy over the next three weeks to help supplement the school's math program.
The purpose of the initiative is to help a more students pass the Integrated Algebra math regents exam and get better results than last year (only 28 percent passed the exam in 2010).
"We need men, women, boys and girls to help with the tutoring," said Wayne Devonish, chairman of 500 Men Making a Difference. "I plan to do one-on-one sessions with four students."
The exam is a graduation requirement and a bench mark for student aptitude. Children in the community consistently have been coming up short on their tests and 500 Men wants to change that.
"These kids can really use this initiative and it will get many of them to pass the exam," said Ms. Carrington, assistant principal of Boys and Girls High School.
Orientation is May 31, 2011 6PM at 1700 Fulton St. Boys and Girls High School. Tutoring hours are Day, Evening and Weekends until June 15. To participate, please contact Wayne Devonish at 917-297-2365 email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check the web site.