Community Service, Inc. (CSI) Tutoring and Mentoring Program is for students ages 10‐18. The program is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.Students enrolled in the program and their families are not charged for participation.
Tutoring is available in math, reading and writing. Students may seek tutoring in any focus area or a combination of them. Students and parents must commit to the student spending at least five hours a week with their assigned tutor/mentor. At least three of those hours will be tutoring hours, and at least one hour will be a mentoring hour. A three month minimum commitment to the program must be made before a student will be placed with a mentor/tutor.
Mentoring will consist of a variety of activities devoted to helping the student build a solid foundation for success by allowing the student to talk about issues arising in their lives with their tutor/mentor.
CSI tutor/mentors have been thoroughly vetted and have passed a FBI criminal background check, national sex offender registry check, child maltreatment registry check, adult abuse registry check, and drug screening.
The program will start Oct. 6, 2018 and continue through June 28, 2019 and is available in Conway, Faulkner, Johnson, Pope, Van Buren and Yell Counties. Once accepted into the program, the parent will be contacted by their assigned mentor/tutor for an orientation. The student and parent must attend the orientation, which will last approximately one hour. The tutor/mentor will go over the times they are available and create a schedule that is mutually agreeable. All transportation of the enrolled student is the responsibility of the parent. CSI tutor/mentors are not allowed to transport participants at any time.
Tutoring/Mentoring sessions may occur at CSI offices, schools, public libraries and other approved public venues. Tutor/Mentors are not allowed to do tutoring/mentoring sessions in their homes or in the homes of their assigned students.
Parents must submit a completed enrollment packet to Jamie Higgins via fax at 501‐354‐5410, email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail at Jamie Higgins, CSI Tutoring/Mentoring Program, PO Box 679, Morrilton, AR 72110. Submittal of enrollment packet does not guarantee placement. There are a limited number of slots available in each location.