What is L.O.V.E.?
Local Outreach Volunteer Educators are volunteers that work with elementary students in several Savannah-Chatham County's Title I Schools. Title I schools are those where at least 40% of the school's students are from low-income families.
Mentors provide one-on-one tutoring in reading and math to help students who are behind to achieve grade-level goals. Mentors are a caring and dependable presence in the lives of these children. They listen, encourage and help students believe they can learn and succeed in school and life.
L.O.V.E. believes that improving a child's education is the foundation for improving quality of life. Classroom teachers have little opportunity to work one-on-one with students. L.O.V.E. provides this benefit to students.
Our mission is simple but powerful: Helping Children Learn.
It’s hard to believe that school begins August 4. The Board of Education has determined that all students will be back in the classroom this year.
In past years we started mentoring late in September or October in order to let the children and teachers settle into their new routine and allow teachers to identify those students who would benefit most from a L.O.V.E. mentor. This year will be more difficult as they all return from such an unusual year.
The L.O.V.E. Leadership Team will meet with school leaders in September to determine how we can best serve the children and how our volunteer activities might be affected by any Covid protocols. As soon as we have our plan, we will notify all mentors.