The Prince George Public Library (PGPL) is resuming its Homework Help tutoring program. In addition, it is launching the newly created Study Hall program. These educational programs are made possible thanks to the financial support of the City of Prince George and Integris Credit Union.
The PGPL Homework Help tutor works with small groups of students in grades 3-12 to build skills in math and/or English. Students will be paired with an experienced university student for their weekly session. Free, one-hour tutoring sessions will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, booked on a first come, first served basis starting November 8.
To register, call Youth Community Engagement Librarian Christopher Knapp at 250-563-9251 ext. 105.
“As a cornerstone of our community since 2015, Homework Help has been a core program at the Prince George Public Library throughout the years, offering a profound impact on many young lives,” Knapp said. “It is with great excitement and thankfulness that we can bring back this program once more in-person for those who need extra supports in their learning and are wanting to build their academic confidence and skills in a safe and welcoming space.”
“This program has been extremely popular and so well utilized in the past that that we haven’t been able to accommodate everyone who wanted tutoring services,” said Manager of Communications & Engagement, Jen Rubadeau. “Thanks to the generous support from the city and Integris we were able to expand our offerings. The Integris Study Hall will be offered as a drop-in program at our Bob Harkins Branch, downtown, on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Starting this Saturday, November 5, students can bring their homework or school assignments and work on them with the support of an onsite tutor. This flexible option is a wonderful compliment to our structured Homework Help program as it does not require pre-booking and can be used as much as needed by students.”
“The Integris Study Hall is another example of how we, as PG’s only local financial institution, make meaningful, responsive, and targeted investments in our community,” said Dan Wingham, Manager, Partnerships with Integris Credit Union. “Our collaboration with the PG Public Library in developing this Program has been super exciting; both organisations are ALL IN when it comes to innovating spaces that enhance access to learning and connection to community for kids and families. Integris members choose Integris in-part due to our Community Enrichment initiatives; by keeping our profits here (local), Integris enriches community … and not just for member-owners, but for everyone who calls here home.”
Offering no barrier learning support to community youth through the Homework Help and Integris Study Hall programs supports PGPL’s vision of fostering a vibrant, inclusive, thriving community, and its mission to build community resilience by creating welcoming and inclusive spaces for every person to read, connect, and share.