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GECAC, Weston to continue program
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Give Every Child A Chance continues to serve students in the Ripon Unified School District with various educational programs.
The One-on-One tutorial has been in town since 2003– other GECAC sites since then included the Ripon Memorial Library, Ripon Elementary and Weston Elementary.
Trustees, at their June 27 RUSD board meeting, approved the pact between GECAC and Weston.
No discussion was necessary for this Memorandum of Understanding, with the purpose to develop and expand “the framework of cooperation between GECAC and Weston School to develop a mutually beneficial program” while continuing to benefit students as well as the community.
Weston, for its part, will provide the tutoring space on Mondays through Thursdays, dismissing at 6:15 p.m.
The school will also continue to refer students to the program.
GECAC will fork out for staffing as well as the volunteer tutors, in turn, providing the necessary resources for this RUSD site.
This non-profit organization was founded in the late 1990s by Manteca developer, home builder, and philanthropist Antone Raymus, who had a vision of providing a safe and productive environment for struggling students.
In October 1997, he and Bob Camden – Raymus’ good friend – held several meetings with community leader in forming GECAC, which kicked off in Manteca with just one site and 13 tutors.
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