America Solidaria’s work in the Teen Center coordinating the Tutoring Program is focused in three areas: Partnership: Review process and structure for the tutoring program, as well as developing a strong relationship with Georgetown University partners, tutors and youth. Logistics: Facilitate recruitment and registration of middle high school youth and evaluating student progress in the program. Coordinate logistics to do activities and workshops. Evaluation: Set up and maintain student enrollment and input attendance into evaluation system and analyze the effectiveness of the program through surveys.
The host organization has also given America Solidaria volunteer Lina Bocanegra the opportunity to develop her own jewelry program, which teaches youth different techniques to make their own accessories. At the same time, they learn design theory and methodologies of entrepreneurship. This program looks to improve creativity and inculcate an entrepreneurial mindset in the students, while also allowing them to have some fun.