A Better Future

Interrupted learning from the pandemic has left a significant impact on our school-age children. 

The Wake County School System has partnered with Helps Education Fund, the YMCA of the Triangle and many other youth-serving organizations in Wake County to provide structured, intense, one-on-one tutoring for students to improve reading fluency and confidence, and accelerate learning.

Volunteer tutors will use HELPS program, a tutoring model backed by research and implemented across North Carolina. 

Together, and with your help, we will coordinate a coalition of community organizations and volunteers to tutor students and change their trajectory.

 Tutoring Program

Community Partners

There will be opportunities for additional community organizations to support WakeTogether in the future.

We are actively recruiting volunteer tutors for the 2022-23 school year. 

1-2 hours a week
During or after school hours


Locations around Wake County
Commit to 1 hour per week for at least one semester


Sign Up for a Meeting

The page is published and maintained by the YMCA of the Triangle in conjunction with Wake County Public Schools.

YMCA of the Triangle, 801 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27607

Learn More About Being a Volunteer TutorCommunity Partner Requirements


Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies

The main goals of HELPS are to strengthen a student’s reading fluency and confidence as a reader. As students improve reading fluency, they are better able to focus on and improve other important reading skills, including comprehension.

Learn More About HELPS

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Volunteer Interest Meetings

Ready to take the next step? Join us for Volunteer Interest Meeting. 

Tutoring Locations

Locations with Times During the School Day

Locations with Times After School

WakeTogether has partnered with many area schools and community centers to provide places and times for our high-intensity tutoring program. Tutoring is offered during the school day and after school. 

Aversboro, Baileywick, Beaverdam, Bugg, Carver, Creech, Dillard, Durant Road, East Garner, Forestville, Green, Hodge Road, Knightdale, Lake Myra, Lockhart, Lynn Road, Millbrook, Poe, Powell, Reedy Creek, Smith, Southeast Raleigh, Vandora Springs, Wakefield, Wakelon, Walnut Creek, Wendell, Wilburn, Wildwood Forest and Zebulon.

The Daniel Center for Math & Science