WFU students lend a virtual hand to help local school children


Since her freshman year, Jenna Mayer (‘21) of Hillsborough has been tutoring Winston-Salem students through Latino Community Services. This year with the help of fellow student Meredith Happy (‘20), she started an after-school leadership club for sixth graders at Paisley IB Magnet Middle School.

So, it’s no surprise that Mayer, a junior double majoring in politics and international affairs and elementary education, signed up when Wake Forest’s Office of Civic & Community Engagement (OCCE) asked for student volunteers to tutor Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WSFCS) children online.

“I volunteered to participate in virtual tutoring because I love the Winston-Salem community and this is the best way I know to continue to have a positive impact,” Mayer said. “My approach will likely be similar to other tutoring experiences … but I think the relationship will definitely be different without the in-person aspect.”

Through this tutoring program, which begins next week, Wake Forest students will lend a virtual hand to K-12 students who unexpectedly find themselves at home trying to learn subjects that may be giving them trouble. Any parent of a child in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools who wants a tutor can request one.

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