The Promise Partnership is working to ensure Utah students are ready for a lifetime of learning. In collaboration with the Utah State Board of Education, we’ve built Stay Safe, Stay Connected for families who have experienced the most disconnect from school since the COVID-19 pandemic began. With the help of dozens of community members and organizations, we are committed to helping Utah families support their children’s learning.
We want to help make at-home education easier on parents, whether your student is full-time at home or needs help with their homework after school. Stay Safe, Stay Connected helps support children with distance learning so that they are on par with their classmates, no matter what their school day looks like due to COVID-19. Utah 211 can help parents get connected with:
• Academic programs to best suit their child's needs
• Referrals for organizations that help with rent assistance, food, mental health support, and more
We can't ensure that Utah students are thriving in school without your help. Get involved with Stay Safe, Stay Connected.
We are currently working with Silicon Slopes Serves to get every student access to the technology they need for their online education. Donate your used technology or give directly to our laptop fund so we can provide laptops to kids in Salt Lake, Davis, and Tooele counties.
Virtual Reading Tutors
West Kearns Elementary
Sign up to be an ongoing tutor for an elementary student at West Kearns Elementary. Making sure students have a strong foundation in reading and comprehension is imperative to their long-term success in school. Tutors will meet virtually with the same students twice a week for 30 minutes. All training will be provided.
Time Commitment: 2-30 minute sessions a week for the semester. Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-10:30 or 2:50-3:20. Some other times may also be available.
Volunteers of America
Amplifying Youth Connections through Mentoring
Join the Volunteers of America as a mentor for their community-based youth mentoring program to help youth experiencing a variety of risk factors. Mentors and youth do activities such as hiking, visiting museums, learning a new skill together, joining a rec league, etc.
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours a week for 9 months
Qualifications: Must be 21+ years of age and pass a background check
Location: Salt Lake County
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah
Big Brothers Big Sisters needs dozens of adults to mentor kids of all ages from the community, providing them with an additional role model. The volunteer "Big" and youth "Little" meet together 2-4 times monthly for at least one year to spend quality one-on-one time with one another. Matches decide where they will meet and what they will do with guidance and ideas from BBBSU staff along the way.
Time Commitment: 2-3 times a month for 1 year
Mill Creek Elementary
Virtual Reading Tutoring
In third grade students go from learning to read to reading to learn, so it's imperative to make sure students are at grade level! Become a tutor and support Mill Creek elementary students with their reading and comprehension.
Time Commitment: 2-30 minute sessions a week for the semester. Sessions take place Monday - Thursday between 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Qualifications: A background check is required and all training will be provided.
Homework Help for Third Graders
Third graders at M. Lynn Bennion Elementary have been working hard all year! With the continued impact of COVID-19, receiving one-on-one tutoring can be more difficult to access but also more needed than ever. Sign up to be a virtual tutor and support students finish up homework assignments via Zoom.
Time Commitment: Monday & Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m; Thursday & Friday from 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Qualifications: Volunteers are required to complete a Salt Lake School District background check and are asked to make a commitment to tutor two days a week through the end of the school year.
East High School
Virtual Math Tutoring
Learning math virtually can be difficult and students at East High would like a little support from tutors. We are looking for tutors to provide virtual tutoring for high school students in algebra and geometry. Volunteers will join a Zoom meeting and then be put in break out rooms with students as they need help.
Time Commitment: Tutoring takes place Tuesday-Thursday from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. through the school year. Tutors will be asked to commit to one day a week.
Qualifications: All volunteers will be required to pass a Salt Lake School District background check including fingerprinting.
Mill Creek Elementary
iReady Math Tutor
Mill Creek Elementary is a school in Granite School District. Due to barriers some students experience, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic, having extra support in math is especially important this year! Don’t remember 3rd grade math? Don’t worry! Students and tutors will go through lesson plans together via a digital platform.
Time Commitment: Volunteers will tutor twice a week on Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs from 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. until the end of the school year.
Qualifications: Background check and training required before getting started.
First Responders Volunteer Opportunity
Would you like to help frontline workers during the pandemic? Are you seeking essential volunteer opportunities in person? This can be right opportunity for you!! Utah state is in need of your help. Register the volunteer platform below and see what options are available for you. After registering as a volunteer, reach out to the Salt Lake County Medical Reserve Corps at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Time Commitment: Varies
Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson provided information on the State of Utah's CALL TO ACTION with the immediate need for volunteers to administer Vaccines, and other's to help with related tasks.
Time Commitment: Varies
Utah 211 maintains an online database of more than 10,000 statewide resource and service providers in both nonprofit and government sectors, which helps them provide callers with expert referrals to rent and utility assistance, healthcare, food and meals, income support, and much more. Type in your need and zip code to find resources in your area.