ABOUT NORTHSTAR TUTORING
From the beginning, Northstar Tutoring’s mission has been to help low-income and underserved children living in Washington, D.C. reach their full potential by overcoming barriers to personal and academic success. The goal of all Northstar activities are two-fold: to help students reach and exceed academic grade level requirements, and to help them along the path of personal success through the active and long-term support of a successful and caring adult.
WHAT WE DO
To achieve this mission, Northstar provides students with their own tutor and holds free, twice-weekly tutoring sessions and monthly mentoring activities. Through these relationships, students not only receive much needed academic support, but also the stability that comes through a caring mentor relationship.
Additionally, Northstar holds tutoring sessions during the summer to encourage students to continue their academic progress and prepare for the upcoming school year. The response to our summer sessions has been significant, with approximately 75% of existing students enrolling in summer tutoring each year.
Northstar Tutoring was founded in 1989 by a group of leaders from the Washington, D.C. chapters of the Coalition of 100 Black Women and Concerned Black Men and representatives from three Washington, D.C. law firms.