"Homework is for rich kids. It’s for kids who have things that many families take for granted, but hundreds of thousands of kids don’t have."
Imagine when a child's home life doesn't include a quiet table to work at or parents who are able to be home at night to help with a science project. Many children simply do not have time - between being brought along on errands to parents' workplaces because there is no money for a babysitter at home. In some households, children cannot control their evenings' time to include homework.
"Asking a 12-year-old girl who’s watching three kids from 4-11 p.m. to also do a book report is setting her up for failure."
Wesley's Community Resource Centers provide supportive environments, homework supplies, Internet access, and computers that many of our students don't have at home. Without our after-school programs, many of our students would fall behind in class through no fault of their own.
This fall, we were able to supply 280 children with school supplies, many of whom are able to keep the supplies at home thanks to free supplies at their schools. Through the generosity of our donors, we were able to stock our Community Resource Centers with extra supplies as well.
Visit our Volunteer page for ways you can help Wesley youth keep up with their homework and more.