Our Programs

Shoulders To Stand On

Collaboration with local high schools

In partnership with Neenah and Appleton West High Schools, Empowered Tutoring tutors provide 1:1 academic tutoring, ACT test prep assistance, and life skills mentoring to a group of under-served high school students. Tutors are working on campus at both schools to provide general math, science and reading assistance as well as STEM subject tutoring (e.g., Chemistry, Algebra II, Pre-calculus, etc.). A second element of the program is mentoring – supporting the students as they develop critical life skills that will allow them to successfully pursue their post-secondary educational dreams.

“Knowing that I can meet with someone each week to get help with my classes has been super helpful. It is also very encouraging to know I am preparing for the ACT in a way that I would not have been able to without the program.”
– Junior Participant


A “Little” Help

Collaboration with Big Brothers Big Sisters

By partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, we are able to help those “littles” who may need extra academic support. Tutors are able to meet at public libraries, in the students’ home, or any safe space that is most convenient for the family.

“Cindi (the Empowered Tutoring tutor) has most definitely had a positive effect on my daughter and her progress. My daughter looks forward to the tutoring! It’s great, and I am glad you guys have this program. We love Empowered Tutoring because my daughter needs extra help, and she is doing much better. It’s baby steps, but it is also helping me to understand how I can help and work with her too.”
– Student’s father


Bridging the Gap

Collaboration with the Fox Valley YMCA and Appleton Area Schools

In partnership with the YMCA, we have joined students at the Johnston, Jefferson, Horizons, Dunlap and McKinley Elementary Schools’ after school programs to bridge the gap. This allows students extra one-on-one attention that is necessary for students to be able to digest material at their own pace. Our tutors can customize their teaching approach to assist our students to become grade-level proficient and well prepared for their academic journeys. Together, we can empower students through education and provide them with the resources to be successful in the classroom and in the real world.


Library Learning

Collaboration with the Appleton Public Library

The Library Learning program allows any K-12 student access to tutoring services in any academic subject area right at their local public library. By helping students in need, we will work on closing the present educational gap that has grown over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. The library provides a communal place of resources and technology for students who may otherwise be lacking these materials. By providing one-on-one tutoring time, we can help students to reach grade-level proficiency and ultimately have access to a greater number of opportunities in the future.