Hands and Feet Homework Club

 
Hands and Feet Homework Club serves K-12th grade residents of low-income apartment complexes with  after school homework help, reading and math intervention, and enrichment activities such as arts and crafts, cooking projects, science projects, guest speakers, sports, and holiday gatherings.   


     


Mission Statement:  Hands and Feet exists to empower individuals through love.

Vision Statement:  Hands and Feet is recognized as an effective community partner in reducing high school drop out rates, inhibiting violence, and ensuring the long-term success of low-income students across the Greater Natomas region.


Donate:

Hands and Feet, c/o Sharon Thurmond
41 Port Henley
Sacramento, CA 95835

501(c)(3) Tax Exempt #:  27-2274476


   

Hands and Feet: In The News

FOX 40 News at 10, March 2009.  

Hands and Feet was featured in a report about homework help for kids. 


N Magazine,  March 2009.  

Three volunteers from Inderkum High School were interviewed for an "Exceptional Kids" article:  Brandy Brown, Sukhpreet Nahal, and Shanice Jackson.


Photos by:  Wendy St. Clair Photography


 
 
 

        Concept: Hands and Feet Homework Club

  • Free mentoring for all resident children (grades K-12) in the community rooms of low-income apartment complexes in Natomas and Elk Grove, Mondays-Thursdays from 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Communicate with school teachers in an effort to address specific needs and to help meet the district objective of having all students meet or exceed grade level expectations in reading comprehension and math.
  • Gather baseline and post data in reading and math as a means to measure student growth and program effectiveness.  Supplemental academic curriculum includes:  Rocket Math.
  • Provide a healthy snack, assist students with homework, and reinforce basic academic, social, and life skills.
  • Implement diverse and engaging daily activities including guest speakers, cooking, arts and crafts, sports, science projects, music and songs, games, and community service projects.
  • Volunteers include general community members, high school students fulfilling community service projects, and residents from within the apartment complex community.

"All children need an environment where they can learn, seek guidance and make friends and this is what Hands and Feet Homework gives our children. Our children need every opportunity to learn, and that opportunity extends beyond the bell at the end of the day. That is what Hands and Feet Homework club is designed to do. The program is also successful in keeping our children off the streets and out of harm's way after school ends."
Lisa Kaplan, Trustee, Natomas School Board

"The key to eliminating poverty and hardship for our future is through love and education.  Hands and Feet provides both and has the potential to impact a vast number of lives through the children, their families, and the communities they live in."
Regina Stafford, Past President, Natomas Rotary Club