Helping students achieve their potential.
Forward Through Education Plus provides free educational support services for children in grades one through twelve. Our goal is to provide beneficial homework assistance, comprehensive educational tutoring and additional assistance to help students reach educational success, as well as contribute to healthy child and family development.
Staten Island students in grades one through twelve who meet at least one of the following criteria:
Reading and/or math levels below grade-level standards
Failing at least one subject
Has Individual Educational Plan
What do we do?
We provide the following support services:
- Tutoring across all subject areas
- Homework assistance
In addition to traditional afterschool programs, families have access to supportive workshops, sessions, trainings, projects, skills building opportunities, free children’s books, and local resource information.
How much does it cost?
There is no cost for these services.
What are the program’s hours?
The program operates primarily during the school year. Tutoring takes place from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Who are the tutors?
Tutors are college students pursuing education or social work degrees. We also work with retired adults who are looking to give back to the community. All tutors must go through a background verification as well as orientation/training.
The program is led by Nellie Suarez, Program Manager, who has three decades of experience in education program management and leading Seamen’s Society’s Early Childhood Education Program.
How can I help?
We do welcome volunteers. Please contact Nellie Suarez for more information about getting involved.