Monday is the first day of school for many of our students, and THEY ARE READY! Pencil pouches have been stuffed; their shoes fit; and they have an ample supply of socks and underwear–and a sturdy backpack too. Some even got fresh haircuts!  Our volunteers surrounded our students like extended family. They helped them pick out the perfect Vans…

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Can you help us purchase items from our Amazon Wish List to GET OUR STUDENTS READY FOR SCHOOL? Each August, our students typically attend an incredible Back to School event at a local church. Since that will not be happening this year, we have chosen to host our own Back 2 School Bash. That’s right. We are preparing…

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Jodi Maroney was a volunteer and U.S. marine veteran who dedicated herself to San Diego Refugee Tutoring for five years. Her warm smile, willing heart, and generous spirit were familiar to the tutors and students alike and showed when she came early, left late, and made sure she tutored some of our most difficult students.…

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As the school year draws to a close, we concluded our Fun Friday trimester with two amazing activities for our students: 3D Shapes and Secret Codes and Mini Rockets! They were the perfect finale to what has been an incredibly fruitful year of Fun Fridays through the pandemic–and even through Ramadan! A big thank you…

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At SDRT, Fridays are always fun. Students continue to look forward to the crafts, recipes, experiments, or activities that are planned specially for them and delivered straight to their door. This month, we had three incredible groups of volunteers lead three activities: journals and origami bookmarks, jellyfish crafts, and rice krispy treats. Our very own…

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Tracy is one of our most dedicated and passionate volunteers. She has always had a special heart for the high school students at SDRT and shared some of her thoughts and experiences with us. I joined SDRT a few years ago and very quickly realized it was a place I wanted to invest my time.…

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We had our March Grab-and-Go Event this past weekend to finish off our second trimester, and it was a huge success! It felt good to reunite as a larger community after a year (in a Covid-safe way, of course). Not only did we get to see some of our longtime volunteers in-person again, we also got…

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The past four Fun Fridays have literally been BLASTS from our students’ homes with bubbling science experiments run by bona fide scientists! For two weeks in a row, the Scripps Women in Science (WiS) group led our 3rd-5th graders and then our middle schoolers in a series of science experiments. The lava lamps were big…

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We’ve already had three Fun Friday events this trimester! Our first was a middle and high school Boys’ Night where our teen male students came together on Zoom to make egg mcmuffins. Our very own volunteers, Garett and Cameron, led the session with much success! The quote of the night from one of the students:…

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