At-risk children in grades K-12. "At-risk" is a student receiving one or more D's or F's academic grades and/or in danger of failing proficiency requirements. Students must reside in Manteca, Banta, Tracy, Ripon or Escalon Unified School Districts.
Give Every Child A Chance (GECAC) is a non-profit corporation that utilizes community volunteers to serve as mentor/tutors for the children of the Manteca, Banta, Tracy, Ripon and Escalon Unified School Districts. The program matches these volunteers, one-on-one, with at-risk students. The Homework Assistance Program is an extension of the Tutoring/Mentoring Program and offers a safe environment for children to bring their homework assignments and work independently on completing them. After school programs are offered at eligible school sites. Priority is given to students with greatest need.
It is the goal of GECAC to serve as a supplement to the work going on in the classroom, while encouraging the children of the greater South San Joaquin County community to become successful, independent, life-long learners. There are 54 tutor sites throughout Manteca, Lathrop, Tracy, French Camp, Ripon, Escalon, Banta and Weston Ranch.