Help your student achieve academic success!
Listen to Our Future utilizes researched-based curricula to meet students' individual needs. Our reading curriculum helps boost students' comprehension, while our phonics curriculum is used in schools across the country and has been approved by the IDOE as a dyslexia intervention. Our math curriculum is aligned to Indiana State Standards and focuses on mastery. Each student is given a baseline assessment to allow staff to understand the gaps students may have. From there we are able to directly intervene and tailor our instruction so students are able to maximize their learning time.
Our tutors establish healthy relationships with students while helping them achieve academic success. At least 85% or more of students said they liked tutoring, they liked their tutor, agreed tutoring helped them in reading, tutoring made them excited, and that it helped them feel good about learning. The increase in students' academic achievement, dispositions towards learning, and healthy relationships with tutors demonstrate their desire to remain in tutoring and excel academically.
Participating Entity in the Education Scholarship Account Program
K-6th Grade Afterschool tutoring
We partner with organizations around Indianapolis to provide tutoring in literacy and math. Since this program began we have served over 250 youth. Students are given quality data-driven instruction to meet their individual needs.
Our Partners and locations
Intervention support program
We partner with elementary schools to provide reading interventions during the school day to help students achieve academic success. This program also provides assistance in tracking and providing services for students going through the MTSS process. MTSS, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, helps educators provide academic and behavioral strategies for students with various needs to ensure equitable access and opportunity for all students to achieve academic success.
High-quality early education is a cost-effective investment for improving both early and later school success, particularly for students in low-income families and for students of color. (Indiana Youth Institute, 2021) This program will serve as a model for all schools across Indianapolis Public Schools, if proven to be successful, Listen to Our Future will continue to provide intervention and MTSS support for the coming years.
Listen to Our Future works with colleges and universities to recruit elementary education majors to serve as tutors. Our tutors will feel more prepared for student teaching and to teach in urban schools when they graduate. They will be familiar with the students, schools, and curriculum while serving the community.
Project Based Learning Workshops
Project Based Learning is a way of acquiring knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems. Students are able to collaborate to sharpen and develop new skills. Project Based Learning centers students' voices while allowing them to learn in an authentic way.
This unique program allows youth to be active change-makers in their own community. These workshops allow students to learn in a transformative way while tackling an issue in their community.