Guiding Club Kids to Achieve Academic Success
“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” — Carl Jung
COOK Inc. recruits and assigns staff volunteers to visit the Ferguson Crestmont Club each week to help Club Kids with their homework. Club Members participate in Power Hour each week, Monday-Thursday, which is a time dedicated to homework help and supplemental academic support. Crestmont Club Members participate in COOK Tutoring on Mondays and Thursdays and work one-on-one with a COOK Tutor in reading, writing and/or mathematics.
These volunteers are positive adult role models and play an important role in the academic success of our youth! Nearly 30 COOK Tutors provided homework help in 2018. A big THANK YOU to COOK Chief Executive Officer Steve Ferguson and his wife Connie for supporting and funding this essential program!
Another big THANK YOU to COOK employee Kim Rohlfing who has organized the program since its inception in 2016. For her passionate work with COOK Tutors, and her time spent on the Ellettsville Council for Youth, Kim received a BE GREAT Award in 2018. These awards rightfully recognize long-time volunteer commitments made by individuals, businesses and groups in the community to our Clubs.
COOK Tutors Asha Kirchhoff and Sarah Williams Douglass followed Kim’s example and were honored with BE GREAT Awards in 2019. Asha has faithfully served as a tutor since the program’s inception. Sarah now runs the COOK Tutor program as Kim recently relocated. COOK Tutors have each made a profound difference on our youth, and we are so thankful for their service! Below is a brief video outlining the benefits of COOK Tutoring.