Tag: Achievement Gap

  • Solving both the academic achievement gap and generation gap through public service intergenerational tutoring

    Congratulations to our young Charlottesville team members, Kevin Ward, Erica Smith, and Lisa Allen, who have produced a 2010 FILM YOUR ISSUE Semi-Finalist! Building Bridges. Joining Generations (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5gJpqH5yww) Please “Like” our video to help us win the Film Your Issue Contest! -Erica via JABA FISH ~ Jackson-Via. oneemptyspace — April 19, 2010 — Kevin Ward, […]

  • Book Buddies- a wonderful way to pass on the gift of lifelong learning

    Yesterday I attended the annual Book Buddies Fall Tutor Training at Greenbrier Elementary  in preparation for my becoming a  Book Buddy this year as a JABA FISH volunteer at Jackson -Via Elementary. The presentation by Jeanette Rosenberg, Book Buddies Coordinator, together with reading coordinators from the  participating schools was an excellent introduction to the program […]

  • FISH tutors are teaching kids to FISH

    “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”—Author unknown That is exactly what JABA’s FISH (Friends In Schools Helping) Program is all about. JABA (Jefferson Area Board for Aging), began the FISH Program as a way for seniors to […]