This project is funded through a grant from the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation.
Webber International University is committed to increasing the number of academically-oriented students in East Polk County’s high schools to help prepare and encourage them to pursue higher education. Since 2016, through the generosity of the GiveWell Community Foundation Grant, Webber students have provided tutoring services in the area of reading to those who are at risk of not advancing to the next grade level at Lake Wales High School.
Tutoring is provided several times per week during the school year to assist students who may otherwise have no intention of completing homework assignments if no assistance is provided. Qualified tutors are selected from the student body at the University to provide tutoring, as well as mentoring guidance, to encourage long-term academic success.