SBCO sponsors reading and math tutoring programs at five local area schools, mostly staffed by SaddleBrooke resident volunteers. Currently programs are in place at Mountain Vista Elementary in Oracle, Coronado K-8 in Catalina, San Manuel Jr/Sr High in San Manuel, and Wilson K-8 and Ironwood Ridge High, both in Oro Valley. All tutoring is done right in the classroom at the direction of the teacher.
The programs have a track record of success. Analysis of test data as well as feedback from parents, teachers and students continue to document academic performance. We know that one on one interaction between tutor and student is a key ingredient in making these programs work. And SaddleBrooke volunteers are the ones that make it happen!
Tutors are needed at every level, from early elementary grades right through high school. Volunteers can pick the grades they are most comfortable with and can devote as little as one or two hours per week or as many hours as they can commit. Training is minimal.
You can make a difference with these youngsters; we always need tutors. For more information, contact Richard Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SaddleBrooke Community Outreach Scholarship Program provides 4-year scholarships to college and technical school students who reside in the SBCO service area.
During the 2019-20 school year, a total of 86 students will be receiving SBCO scholarships, 75 for four-year degrees and 11 for two-year degrees. Scholarships are provided as long as the student maintains a full course load and the required GPA.
This year, a “second chance” scholarship was approved for students who failed to meet grade requirements during the first year, but subsequently demonstrated a commitment to their education.
In 2019, SBCO instituted a Scholarship Endowment program that allows donations of $5,000 or more to be designated to fund scholarships in perpetuity.
To date, many scholarships have been awarded to students attending the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Central Arizona College and Pima Community College.
The photo above shows five of the new scholarship students receiving their awards from Steve Groth. Interested students should review the SBCO Scholarship Qualifications and Criteria and the scholarship application form SBCO scholarship application.
These include preschool enrichment programs, summer programs, programs encouraging reading, programs in the arts and sciences, and community schools opportunities.
Please click here Enrichment Programs FY 17-18 for a link to a list of sample programs we’ve supported in the past. Community organizations or schools wishing to apply for a SaddleBrooke Community Outreach (SBCO) Enrichment Program grant should carefully review the SBCO Enrichment Program Criteria prior to completing the Enrichment Application Form. The completed Application Form should be emailed to us at SBCOEnrichment@gmail.com. Within 30 days of completing your program You’ll be required to complete and return the Enrichment Program Evaluation Form. The Program Evaluation Form along with documentation can be electronically emailed to us at SBCOEnrichment@gmail.com or hard copy mailed to us at:
SaddleBrooke Community Outreach
63675 E. SaddleBrooke Blvd. Suite L
Tucson, AZ 85739
Attn: Education Enrichment