Volunteering Opportunity - Bridge the Gap in Education

Record Videos for School Students | Virtual Volunteering

For decades, racially diverse students in the United States have lagged behind their white peers in academic achievement. There is a lot of statistical data around to highlight the difference between opportunity and outcome for non-white school kids as compared to their white peers. 

But there is one realisation that lies at the heart of this educational gap- The issues regarding diversity in America and its schools are quite thought-provoking, eye-opening, and most importantly, complex. 

When we look closely at this difference, we realise that some of them are shockingly large:

  • Studies have found that black, Latino and Native American students have less access to advanced math and science courses and are more likely to be taught by first-year instructors than white students. 
  • American Indian and Native-Alaskan students represented less than 1 percent of students, but 3 percent of expulsions. 
  • Black girls were suspended at higher rates than all other girls and most boys.

  • Nearly one in four boys of color, excepting Latino and Asian American students, with disabilities received an out-of-school suspension. 
  • Black, Latino and Native American students attended schools with higher concentrations of first-year teachers (3 to 4 percent) than white students (1 percent). 
  • The vast majority of teachers in the United States are certified. But schools that are disproportionately black have a noticeably disproportionate share of teachers who are not certified. 

These are just some of the many gaps that exist in the way education is implemented in the US. Such observations call for immediate action, given such practices of cultural racism affect the future generations of America. Everyone deserves equal educational opportunities, and there’s much scope for you to extend help. 

Record Videos for School Students | Virtual Volunteering

You can contribute to a racially just future for the American education system.

Share your college experience to help high school students prepare for their future and improve confidence. 

Your video will help students- especially minorities, those struggling financially, academically or have a learning disability (ADHD or on the Autism Spectrum) be more college and career ready, improve confidence, and help them build their future.

Virtually volunteer with Black homeschoolers of central Florida 

Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. aims to inform, educate, and help other homeschooling families, namely those of color, in the Central Florida area and around the United States. The aim is to increase college access and readiness and improve self confidence among students- especially minorities, those struggling academically, financially or have a learning disability (ADHD or on the Autism Spectrum). 

These kids don't have access to help. We need volunteers to record a video talking about career exploration, familiarize students with the FAFSA, the college application process, and ways and practices to be successful in post-secondary institutions. Your video will be screened to students to help them be more college and career ready and inspire them for a brighter future

Why should I contribute?

Your video will help students- especially minorities, those struggling financially, academically or have a learning disability (ADHD or on the Autism Spectrum) be more college and career ready, improve confidence, and help them build their future.

What do I have to do?

Step 1- Register 

Step 2- Record the video 

Step 3- Tell us where you studied, and which program

Step 4- Submit your contribution

What skills do I need to participate?

Your contribution will be extremely meaningful if you can speak fluent english.

What should I talk about in my video/ How should I record the video

  • Record your video in a quiet environment so there is no noise disturbance. 
  • Record against a solid coloured wall, in good lighting. 
  • Record at eye level, visible from the waist up.
  • Talk about : Your journey to choosing your field of study and finding the right college. The application process. Applying for financial aid/ FAFSA. Orientation process.
  • You can also talk about what your college is like, lessons learnt from your experience, choosing majors, things you didn't expect in college, etc.

What video formats are supported/ How to Upload

Upload your video to Google drive or Dropbox in one of the following file formats- .mov/.avi/.mp4, and simply send us the link to complete this opportunity

What happens next?

We will send you an email confirming your submission. Head over to your Karma profile to see if you have earned a new badge! You can share this opportunity, and your work with others and inspire them to contribute, just like you did.

What more can I do?

Explore other opportunities from our partner nonprofits working towards racial equality and justice. Volunteer more to earn badges, and keep making the world a better place.

A Thousand Colors of Justice

A picture is worth a 1000 words, and we want you to design those 1000 words on racial equality and share it with the world. A thousand colors of justice aims to create a library of illustrations spreading the message of racial equality and justice for nonprofits working towards the cause. Get your creativity going and help in creating a collection of illustrations for these nonprofits. Your submissions will be used by nonprofits across the globe in their social media, print media and other marketing channels.

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