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May 2020 Newsletter









May 2020 Newsletter

Announcements

Due to the unique COVID-19 situation, we had to realign our strategy for this spring. Instead of our usual sports camps our team came up with new ways to serve the foster youth during this time.

We launched an online academic tutorial services to foster children and children that reside in group and/or transitional homes. The goal of the program is to develop a personal bond and friendship between our tutors and foster kids where foster kids feel comfortable to ask for help with their educational needs.

We want to thank all of our student and parent volunteers for helping launch the program and for assisting in day to day operations.


Inside Stories

Online tutoring for foster youth

Volunteer of the month


About Laptop drive for foster youth

Staying fit during quarantine


Online Tutoring for foster youth

We have achieved so much this month! We launched an online  academic tutorial services to foster children and children in “Group and Transitional” homes under the leaderships of Tej Shidhaye and Shrey Bhatia. Our goal is to help students to develop valuable studying skills to get better grades and improve their academic standing. Our program is catered towards one-on-one interaction to provide personal help

We launched this program in early April and we will continue tutoring until summer break. We on-boarded 23 students for online tutoring. Over the period of 7 weeks we have conducted over 150 hours of tutoring, and over 25 sessions per week. We have tutored  kids in grades ranging from 1st grade to 10th grade. 

In order to cater to huge demand from foster kids, we recruited 15 high school volunteers just for the tutoring program by running a social media campaign. We went through a vigorous selection process to recruit and train our new tutors. We welcome all of them to the Inspiring Together family!  

 

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS

Help us make difference. We want you! We need you! Please apply online by completing online volunteer application if you are interested in serving foster youth from your community!


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Monthly Highlights


Volunteer of Month

Siddhi Nadkarni

Let’s congratulate Siddhi for being named as Volunteer of the Month for the month of May. Siddhi joined Inspiring Together as a volunteer in January 2020 and is a rising sophomore at Denmark high school. 

She is responsible for creating the Inspiring Together banner, flyers and other marketing materials. She has also headed our efforts in creating and sending out our newsletter.

Laptop drive

Aryaa Jog initiated a laptop drive to complement our free online tutoring initiative so that kids who don’t have access to computers or other technology could have a chance to obtain a donated laptop. We collected old but working laptops/tablets, cleaned the hard drive and kept them ready to give away to those who need them.

Lets move challenge

Ayush Karnik took this initiative to help keep people stay fit during COVID-19 shelter in place order. The program was to have everyone complete certain number of exercise hours. Over 35 people signed up for the challenge First 10 people to log the most hours of exercise during the 12 day period  were given a recognition on our website.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT


The foster youth we serve feel comfort, warmth, and most importantly LOVED- because of you!

We want to thank all our donors who donated to the organization! Thank you Shrey Bhatia, Savnee Puranik, and Aashwin Sharma for raising over $1,700 for Inspiring Together, via gofundme campaign. We solute you for your dedication to Inspiring Together!

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About Inspiring Together

Inspiring Together Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization in the state of Georgia that was founded in 2018 to provide extra-curricular opportunities for young people placed in foster care or from low-income families. Our goal is to give these disadvantaged youth, important enrichment activities, that because of family or financial circumstances, they otherwise could not take part in.

We also want to provide them with a sense of community and belonging, since young people in these situations often do not have the family support that so many of us are blessed with.