Don't Leave Them Behind!

Hundreds of students in our area read and work below grade level. Many come from difficult households, without the support others have. They often have needs that could be met by teens and adults spending time, helping and caring for them. That's where your Gaston Hope in Christ Tutoring Program works, and where You Can Help these students get ahead, not be left behind.

Gaston Hope in Christ provides free tutoring to students Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon at Eastside Church of the Nazarene (3250 Redbud Drive, on the hill (Redbud runs between Ashbrook and Franklin Square/Lowell/McKinney Chevrolet) We use volunteers to provide one-on-one and group tutoring for the students who can't afford a private tutor or learning center's fee. We use caring people to provide a safe, fun environment for students to learn & grow in. And we use love to provide their greatest needs.

And it's working! Our students are improving their grades, and their testing scores. Families are happy, teachers (who we work closely with) are happy, and the list helped is growing.


1. We need prayer. The amazing stories of kid's lives come about because the Lord has called us to this, and supplied our needs. To continue, we need friends to lift up our kids, staff and efforts in prayer.

2. We need caring volunteers. Our tutors receive training and support, and help us 2 hours a day 1 to 3 days a week from 3 to 5. For each volunteer slot we fill, 2 more students will have an adult helping them one on one with reading and school work.

Our volunteers are special people. While we have no requirements for students, we ask that our volunteers have an active faith and are part of a local faith community. Our goal is not only to help students with their work, but to help them learn and grow as people.

So if you can do elementary math and science, and have a heart to love others, please contact us about being a tutor!

2. We need Partners. We utilize resources and people from everywhere to keep costs down and provide services. But we need assistance with snacks, supplies and materials. So we need "stuff" and ongoing support. If you or a group or company you know might be willing to help with snacks, our Wednesday meal, incentives, trips or supplies, please get in touch with us.

4. We need Leaders! The Gaston Hope in Christ Board is made up of volunteers from each church, leaders in the church or community who can give 2 hours per month to help with oversight, policy and serve as liaisons to their churches and community. If you know of a Christian leader who would be able to help in this way, please contact us.