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Homework Help Resumes at the Boston Public Library

by awilliams

BacktoSchoolBeginning Monday, September 21, students in grades K-8 can receive free homework help, academic support, and mentoring in all subject areas from high-achieving high school students as part of Boston Public Library’s Homework Help Program. The program runs throughout the 2015-2016 school year.

Afterschool Homework Help is offered two to four times a week at most Boston Public Library locations, and the Central Library in Copley Square offers Homework Help on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. No appointment is necessary; students looking for homework assistance can drop in anytime during the scheduled hours. For the full schedule of locations and times, visit http://bit.ly/1ESsxj0.

Last year, more than 17,000 Homework Help interactions happened across the city. Not only is the program beneficial for students who receive help, but it is also a paid opportunity for high school students. The high school mentors receive training from Harvard University’s SmartTALK program in order to gain skills to support the homework help attendees. This year, returning mentors will help lead the training sessions.

For more information on the Homework Help program and to view the schedule, visit www.bpl.org/homework.