Dr. Miguel A. Cardona is helping get U.S. students ready (set) for the new school year…
Creative Artists Agency (CAA) hosted an event this week at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles to launch the Ready Set mentoring program, with support from the 46-year-old Puerto Rican U.S. Secretary of Education, educator and member of the U.S. Cabinet.
Ready Set, which highlights the nationwide need for tutors, is an online recruitment campaign that addresses the loss of learning and relational mentors among K-12 public school students in the U.S., particularly those who live in historically marginalized communities.
The campaign will run through September 2021 and build a strong volunteer pipeline for the academic year ahead.
“Ready Set was created to make it as simple as possible for tutors and mentors to volunteer to help kids,” CAA co-chairman and Ready Set advisory board member Richard Lovett told Variety. “In our 25 years of supporting public schools, the need has never been greater.”
Cardona and other leaders highlighted the importance of re-engaging students this summer, building America’s student support network and creating excitement around returning to in-person learning this fall.
“With the help of Ready Set mentors, we will help students recover this year,” Cardona said while speaking at the event. “To be a part of this important network, I’m asking folks to consider tutoring, mentoring, or serving with Ready Set. By volunteering, you can support students accelerate their learning to build strong relationships with caring adults.”