Support WAVE: Pods done Right. For the Good of All.
WAVE leverages community resources to subsidize learning support groups (Pods) for all students.
WAVE offers a sustainable solution to an educational equity problem facing Delaware families due to COVID-19. With most public schools opting into virtual or hybrid models this fall, families are in a state of panic. A non profit collective call WAVE (including the CEB, STRIVE, SummerCollaborative, Network Connect, Freire Charter School, Great Oaks Charter School, Kuumba Academy Charter School, Social Contract, and B&G Clubs of Delaware), can provide families with the opportunity to form virtual or in person pods, small, socially distanced groups of children with supervision, social emotional support, and academic tutoring. WAVE offers a holistic solution to the current crisis and helps to address complex social problems such as the education gap, high school dropout rates, teen violence, equity, and student social-emotional well-being. With high income pods already being created across the country, low income families will fall farther behind unless this solution is implemented. With this in mind, our model aims to support:
WHAT WAVE DOES: Provide families with virtual and in person “guides” that facilitate successful completion of school-based classes and assignments. Guides offer an additional layer of supervision, while also supporting youth with academics and exciting co-curricular activities. Guides will be educated individuals trained in social-emotional support, academic support, CPR, and will be background checked..
OUR PROPOSAL: To serve these students free of cost, we require funding to supplement our fixed operational costs for lower income pods.
OUTCOMES: With support, we can foster equity in our educational system and engage all youth, particularly those at risk of dropping out, in their virtual learning. In addition, we aim to provide full time jobs for unemployed Delaware residents.
$25 supports one student for one day
$125 supports one student for a week
$500 supports one student for a month