If you are a student in the D.C. public school system, there is a good chance you have received a “Wake-Up Call” from Morgan Moses this year. Morgan, along with NBA great LeBron James, is leaving text and voice messages for students to encourage them to go to school. The encouragement doesn’t end with the voicemails. Morgan has been empowering students to go to class and complete their homework assignments by providing free tutoring sessions for students on the online tutoring platform, Tutor.com. This year, over 63 students have enrolled in the program to utilize the Homework Help program.
The foundation expects about 50 more enrollments before the end of this semester, according to Executive Director Mike Smith.
This fall, Morgan recorded a PSA in Redskins studios for Access Youth. The D.C. public school students receive a “Wake-Up Call” to encourage them to go to school. Morgan is combating absenteeism in D.C. public schools by reaching the students directly via phone messages. In an average year, more than 8,000 D.C. students are truants from school says Access Youth, Inc. Morgan is an active supporter of Access Youth, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide at-risk youth with access to the skills, resources and support they need to stay in school, and recently supported a fundraiser by providing tickets.
“It’s important for students realize their goals are achievable and giving them access to resources to achieve those goals are core values of the Morgan Moses Foundation.”
Morgan strives to encourage and empower students. D.C. and Richmond-area students have access to Tutor.com, through the Morgan Moses Foundation Homework Help program. These students can enroll in Tutor.com for 24/7 tutoring sessions at no cost. Since October of this year, over 63 students have been able to enroll in the Tutor.com Homework Help program through the foundation. Of the enrolled students, 65 percent of students use the program for Math and Science related help. In just the first month of using Tutor.com, 100 percent of students reported the program is helping them make better grades and is helping them be more confident about their school work. Students are constantly encouraged to go to school. Now with more confidence in their work, they will feel empowered to go to class.
“I loved my tutor.” –A Morgan Moses Foundation Student on Tutor.com
Morgan Moses Foundation is Encouraging Attendance and Empowering Students
Morgan is not only proud to support Access Youth and fund the Tutor.com tutoring, he encourages other supporters to join the cause. Terry Sneed, PT, DPT, ATC, CEAS, a native Washingtonian and the Owner and Director of Elite Physical Therapy & Wellness Center in Glover Park, is another advocate joining Morgan to support Access Youth. Each year, Morgan donates tickets to a Redskins football game to fellow education advocates in the D.C. community. This season, Terry Sneed placed the highest fundraising bid and was seen cheering in the stands at the Redskins game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, November 12.