Program Director: Taneisha Lee
Outreach Coordinator: Sirocus Barnes
All Kids Count in Atlanta is a program that seeks to improve mathematics education in the Atlanta Public School System. A part of the "America Counts" national program, All Kids Count partners with the following schools:
- BEST Academy High
- BEST Academy Middle
- Centennial Place Elementary
- Coretta Scott King High
- Coretta Scott King Middle.
Utilizing Georgia Tech Federal Work-Study students, the program provides assistance for “at risk” students requiring remedial help and “high achieving” students who can benefit from mathematical explorations beyond their classroom experiences. Tutors focus on improving numeracy skills to ensure success in their current mathematics courses. Tutors also assist students by preparing them for standardized tests taken in the spring. All Kids Count tutors work on a one-on-one basis, small group basis and also provide assistance inside the classroom. Tutors will receive training on building a relationship with a student, teaching skills, learning styles, and cultural considerations.
Tutoring takes place at the school locations mostly during the school day (8AM - 3PM). There is also an option to work with students on Saturday during a bi-weekly Saturday Academy (9 AM - 12 PM). All Kids Count also provides tutors to the Homework Hotline offered by Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA). Tutors travel to PBA’s office to answer calls from local students and assist them with their math homework. Homework Hotline operates from 3 to 9 PM, Monday through Thursday.
Some (not all) All Kids Count Tutors serve as AmeriCorps Members. The pay is the same for both positions. All Kids Count AmeriCorps members commit to serve as a tutor from September through April and receive an education award in addition to their bi-weekly salary. More information about AmeriCorps is found below.
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps (pronounced "Ame-ri-core") is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.
Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you’ll be getting things done through AmeriCorps!
Benefits of Service
As an AmeriCorps member, you’ll gain new skills and experiences—and you’ll also find the tremendous satisfaction that comes from helping others. In addition, members who complete their service earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans; members who serve part-time receive a partial Award. AmeriCorps members also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service.
Minimum-time and quarter-time members serve 8 months. Minimum-time members serve 300 hours (11 hours per week) over the eight-month period of service and quarter-time members serve 450 hours (15-18 hours per week) over the eight-month period of service. In order to receive the education award, members must successfully complete the required hours of service and have a satisfactory performance evaluation.