Marin Pod-Forming Group and Tutoring Companies Combat Inequality With a Benefit Concert
Event will benefit Tutor Corps Foundation and Sage Educators Foundation
MILL VALLEY, Calif., July 31, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Children’s music recording artist, Megan Schoenbohm has teamed up with the families in the Marin County Covid Homeschool Micro School +Pod Resource & Matching Group and Marin tutoring companies, Tutor Corps and Sage Educators to raise money in order to provide free tutoring for under-resourced kids in Marin County, CA. The fundraiser event is called “Tutors for All: A Virtual Concert to Support Underserved Kids in Marin Starring Megan Schoenbohm.” The performance will be held on Sept. 12, 2020 at 10 a.m. PST.
“We want to do whatever we can to keep kids from falling through the cracks during this Covid-induced education crisis,” said Kristen Vandivier, head of inclusivity efforts for the Marin pod-forming group and organizer of the “Tutors for All” fundraiser.
All proceeds from the concert will go towards providing 20 under-resourced students from Marin with three hours of weekly 1:1 tutoring for the rest of the year while schools engage in distance learning. Organizers of the fundraiser are coordinating with the Marin Foster Care Association to reserve two spaces specifically for foster children in Marin who have been removed from their biological families due to abuse and/or neglect, and are under additional distress during SIP through no fault of their own while they engage in distance learning in foster homes. The goal is to raise $25,000 by Aug. 10 to guarantee services for the remainder of the year.
Other inclusivity efforts of the Marin Pod-forming group include an initiative to get digital access to kids in Marin that need it as well as a partnership between Usborne Books and Marin City’s Performing Stars to help families with limited access to books and resources.
Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tutors-for-all-a-virtual-benefit-concert-starring-megan-schoenbohm-tickets-115133575624?fbclid=IwAR1Px6YcYSzqhLYNXVWMgejUSwGNqE82VaEqzhFaUkf3P-xF375rlcBhYdc
Or donations can be made directly here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1772173949603415/
For Further Info: Kristen Vandivier – 415 722 0960
Megan Schoenbohm: https://www.musictimewithmegan.com
Tutor Corps Foundation: https://www.tutorcorpsfoundation.org
Sage Educators Foundation: https://sageeducatorsfoundation.org
Marin Foster Care Association: https://marinfostercare.org
Source: Tutor Corps Foundation