RAA is the only organization in South Florida offering much-needed services in different areas of education, empowerment, self-sufficiency, and community integration to refugees from Middle Eastern, Asian and African countries.
JaxTHRIVE partners with RAA by providing one-on-one virtual tutoring for the students of the families they serve. Beginning in the 2021/2022 school year, JaxTHRIVE will be the exclusive student tutoring resource for RAA.
Prior to the COVID19 pandemic, JaxTHRIVE provided one-on-one, in person tutoring on Saturday mornings from 10am-1pm during the school year. With the emergence of the pandemic, JaxTHRIVE successfully transitioned to virtual tutoring in the Jacksonville community and beyond. Leveraging technology, we were able to expand our volunteer base as well as our student population to other cities across the country and, eventually, across the world. Virtual tutoring has afforded volunteers and students the opportunity to be available, not just on the weekends, but also during the week (24/7) thus expanding our impact. To further extend our reach, we partnered with several non-profit organizations across the country that also work in refugee education and resettlement.
Coalition For Refugees From Burma
The Coalition for Refugees from Burma (CRB) promotes the self-sufficiency of all resettled refugees by helping them access services and educational opportunities, while preserving traditional customs.
JaxTHRIVE partners with CRB by providing individual, virtual tutors for students who reside in the Kent, WA school district area.
Kim's Open Door Virtual Saturday Program
JaxTHRIVE has partnered with Kim’s Open Door for the past 4 years on a Saturday tutoring program for local refugee youth. Due to COVID-19 this fall and spring, all tutoring will be conducted online via Zoom.
We tutor elementary school students who all speak English as second language. Most are native Spanish speakers. Virtual Tutoring takes place the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, 10:30am – 11:30am and 11:30am-12:30pm.
JFCS Pittsburg Youth Mentoring Virtual Program
Support youth ages 12 and up who arrived in the country within the last two years. Mentors will utilize the JFCS curriculum to help students learn English through creative discovery activities like reading, storytelling, poetry, and more.
Mentoring is hosted by JFCS staff, and mentors are matched to a student for the semester. Pairs work together in breakout rooms.
Sessions start January 13th and occur each week on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 EST, ending May 12th.