On my bookshelves today, I still have books that I received as a child: an illustrated copy of Treasure Island from my granddad, a three volume set of classics bound in brown “leather” from my nana, a red leather and gold leaf Bible that I (inappropriately) received from a teacher. They take up space and I haven’t looked at them in years, but I would never
The week before the winter break is one of our favourite times at Homework Club. Not only is it the last week before school ends and a well deserved (by everyone) break begins, but it is also the time of year when so many of our former graduates come back to visit. Every year, we marvel at how much these students seem to mature in the
In the 2012-13 school year, Homework Club touched the lives of more than 400 inner-city students! Offering free tutoring, hot meals, caring ears, open hearts and friendly smiles, we let our students know that we believe in them, in all that they can be, and all that education can provide. Of course, we aren’t alone in this task – in fact, we couldn’t do it
One of the great things about working in the Britannia Community is working with so many other inspired teachers – veritable movers and shakers – like Home Ec teacher Dawn Kelly, who brought Simon Chang to the school! Read more about Simon’s visit and project Britannia here… http://www.vancouversun.com/life/fashion-beauty/Adopt+School+Simon+Chang+delivers+hope+inspiration/9221279/story.html?__lsa=e0d0-a069
I was just checking out one of our partners – Telus – to see what’s new in their world, when I came across this video and was reminded of the opportunities that come from community partnerships. Not only does Homework Club get to partner with great organizations like Telus, but they help to bring opportunities to one of our other partners, Britannia Community Secondary
One of the greatest things about our partnership with Britannia Secondary is the ways in which overlap – Brit students attend Homework Club and Homework Club sponsors the Britannia We Club! On October 18th we took 20 students to We Day Vancouver to learn about global change from the likes of Kofi Annan, Martin Luther King III and Romeo Dallaire. On October 31st, we
Homework Club Society is fortunate to have some of the best volunteers, tutors, and donors around. This past summer, donors Dr. Brenda Lau and her fiance Doug Zabkar were married in Vancouver. “Instead of accumulating an abundance of presents for themselves, the couple requested that family and friends divert their generosity to The Vancouver Sun’s Adopt-a-School campaign.” Read the entire article »
Without tutors there would be no Homework Club; they are our most valuable assets! We accept applications from tutors throughout the year, however, our main intake periods are in September and January. We welcome tutors of all ages and from all walks of life who are be able to demonstrate competency in the subject(s) you wish to tutor.