Neighbors at Hawkins
Neighbors at Hawkins exists to support the students and teachers of Hawkins Elementary school in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
The program assists in providing quality education, building student self-esteem, and expanding the personal vision of students for themselves, their community and their world.
Neighbors at Hawkins partners with America Reads – Mississippi (ARM) AmeriCorps, a nationally accredited reading specialty program, to hire full-time tutors. With the addition of the ARM tutors, the dedicated Neighbors at Hawkins staff, and consistent support from community volunteers, the students of Hawkins Elementary are thriving.
THREE REASONS TO GIVE
Students are supported through personalized tutoring and mentorship, setting them on a path for future success.
Teachers are supported through the additional help provided by the tutors.
100% of your donation directly supports the educational needs of students at Hawkins Elementary.
POINT OF PRIDE
All students selected to participate in the Neighbors at Hawkins Tutoring Program initially scored below grade level standards. Students who received tutoring during a four-month period experienced a 22 percent average increase in reading assessment scores and the number of students scoring in lowest category decreased by half.
YOUR DONATION AT WORK
GIVING TO NEIGHBORS AT HAWKINS
If you would like to donate to the Neighbors at Hawkins Fund, please make a donation online by visiting http://pinebeltfoundation.org/ and clicking the “Donate” button in the top right corner. Enter "Neighbors at Hawkins" in the fund name field.
Neighbors at Hawkins is a fund through the Greater PineBelt Community. The PineBelt Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was formed as a charitable organization to receive gifts to support nonprofit organizations or charitable causes in the Pine Belt.
To sign up for any of the volunteer opportunities, contact
Abigail Pickle at the contact information below.
DAILY TUTORING (M-Th)
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. – Grades 1 & 2
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. – Kindergarten
1 - 2:30 p.m. – Small Group Interventions Upper Grades (3-5)
Invest in the life of one child. Mentors are asked to come have lunch at Hawkins with a student twice a month. It's a commitment, but the benefits are priceless! A relationship with you could open their world to countless possibilities!
Partner with a teacher through Prayer, Encouragement and Time! Build a personal relationship with one teacher by serving in their classroom, praying for their students and encouraging them!