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 and the YMCA of the Triangle to provide structured, intense, one-on-one tutoring for students to improve reading fluency and confidence, and accelerate learning.

Volunteer tutors will use the 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

We are looking for other area nonprofits and businesses to help coordinate volunteers and host tutoring locations.

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
Commitment for at least one semester


Sign up as a Tutor

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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