Here at the Anthony Muñoz Foundation we have many programs that impact the Tri-State youth but, one of my personal favorite programs is Whiz Kids. In partnership with City Gospel Mission this program is in its 8th year. Every Wednesday, our volunteers go to Roberts Paideia Academy in Price Hill to tutor students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. During their time together, the tutor focuses one-on-one with their Whiz Kid and helps them with their reading skills and comprehension.

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This semester I am a tutor for Miguel. He is in 3rd grade and one brightest kids that I know. Every week, Miguel greets me with big smile and he is always the first one to sit down and begin reading his book. Tutoring Miguel is a blast because he loves to read his books and always wants to discuss what is happening in the book or at school! Miguel keeps me on my toes at all times and always makes Whiz Kids exciting.

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If it wasn’t for City Gospel Mission, we would not be involved with the Whiz Kids Program. City Gospel Mission is a non-profit that places focus on the homeless and people involved in the cycle of poverty. One of their main focuses is the tutoring and mentoring of at-risk youth in the Tri-State area.

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Every year we are in need of new tutors and if you wish to tutor, the link to sign up can be found here. Previous tutoring experience is not required to become a Whiz Kids tutor. City Gospel Mission provides the Whiz Kids tutors with training before the first day.

Tutors must be 16 years old or older and the program runs at Roberts Paideia Academy every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.

Next week we read all about the Straight ‘A’ Scholarship from Meggie!

-Ryan Quilty