Knowing that education is a way out of poverty, Highlands offers several tutoring opportunities in our wider community.  

  • The Highlands Men’s Group works with K - 6th grade kids living in the Southtown community helping them with their homework and anything else they can.  The Men’s Group tutors several days a week from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.  If you are interested in joining their efforts, contact Mark Chambers.
  • Highlands partners with MPower Ministries to offer tutoring to adults who are learning to read.  Tutors are needed!  You don't have to be a teacher by trade to make a difference; you just need a willing heart and an hour per week, after training.  Contact Deb Welsh for information on the next training session.
  • Highlands UMC and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church are collaborating to establish a STAIR (Start the Adventure in Reading) site at Avondale School for 3rd Graders.  Twenty slots are available for tutors to come once per week for two hours during the 2017-2018 school year, which would serve ten third graders.  Volunteers need to be freshmen in High School or older, and will need to attend one 2-hour training course, pass a background check, observe with another tutor one afternoon before being paired with a student, and commit to a 2-hour tutoring session one afternoon per week.  If you are interested in this service opportunity, contact Kathleen KauffmanVolunteer Interest Form