The current COVID-19 pandemic is keeping children at home, leading them to no longer have their usual time spent in school, sports, art classes, etc. The Covid NineTEEN project provides FREE teen-led activities and one-on-one tutoring meant to support elementary school students. Our teen mentors help keep children motivated and take stress off of parents. We are a group of motivated teens who are using this valuable time to make a difference in the world. We hope to serve as mentors for elementary school children to help them fill their time and continue to flourish despite the uncertainty of the outside world.
We now have over 800 students in 14 different countries and over 250 teen mentors hosting 100+ activities per week, with programs in 15 different languages!
How does our programming work?
1) Daily one-one-one tutoring in English, Math, Science, and History (offered in 15 different languages) for 30-minute sessions during either Block 1 (2 pm - 3 pm PDT on weekdays, 11 am - 12 pm PDT on weekends) or Block 2 (5 pm - 6 pm PDT on weekdays, 2 pm - 3 pm PDT on weekends).
2) Daily activity sessions from 1 pm to 5 pm PDT on weekdays and 9 am to 3 pm PDT on weekends, ranging from arts to academics to athletics and more!
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Student Sign Up
Parents sign up for our weekly newsletter and the weekend prior, an email is sent with the activities and timing for the week (also available digitally on our website, updated weekly). After filling out the attached Google Form in the email or website, an email is sent to the parent with the Zoom link.
Students will join a Zoom session where they will be matched with a tutor based on the subject. Students can be tutored in Math, English, History, or Science (offered in multiple languages).
"We are thrilled with the at-home instruction we are getting from a wonderful group of teenagers, dubbed 'The Covid NineTEEN Project'."
-- Frank and Erin S.
"Thank you so much for all the terrific activities you offer and for giving my daughter something to look forward to each week!"
-- Rosanne. G
"I'd like to thank you and let you and the team know how much we love what you are doing."
-- Alissa D.
"[The instructor] was absolutely amazing. She was knowledgeable and had so much energy with the kids, not to mention was so inspiring.
-- Alison S.
"All the teachers that my son has had have been great. What an awesome group of teens!"
-- Mickey M.
"The program is well run and not only are they learning, but they are also having fun and getting exposure to some great role models in every session."
-- Sarina B.
"My son tried new things that we never would have tried in a regular setting, and we are definitely benefitting from them."
-- Shamalia Q.
"I couldn't be more thankful for these caring teenagers who are helping to make life as normal as possible for other kids."
-- Kari S.