The Clubhouse is a free literacy outreach service provided to the children of Hancock County and surrounding areas. It is sponsored by the University of Findlay's College of Education.
The mission of the Clubhouse is to support and enhance the reading skills of the children who participate in the program.
Free tutoring is available through 8-week sessions held in the fall and spring semesters. Sessions typically begin October and again in March.
To diversify the preprofessional experiences of the University of Findlay teacher candidates, the format for enrollment in the UF College of Education's Clubhouse has changed (previously, parents could sign their children up on a first come, first-serve basis).
Beginning this fall, we are partnering with local teachers to identify students in grades 3-5 who might benefit from our program. UF's teacher candidates gain experience working with primary-aged students early in their coursework, so adjusting the Clubhouse's focus to serve students in grades 3-5 will allow our teacher candidates to gain experience with children in the upper elementary grades later in their coursework.
Local teachers will reach out to potential participants with details toward the end of September. Tutoring for the fall will begin in October and end in November. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we seek to best prepare our UF teacher candidates and serve the children in the community.
The Clubhouse makes everyone happy!
"When Thomas first started at the Clubhouse he really struggled to learn to read. In the last three years we've seen tremendous growth with Thomas. The extra help has been beyond words. The other day he sat and read a chapter book to me. In the three years he's came here he's not only caught up to his class, but he's also gotten straight A's for the first time." - Patrick Grey, Clubhouse Parent