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Name: Students for Other Students
Phone: (419) 843-5798
Fax: (419) 843-7229
Address: 3171 N. Republic Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43615
Website: www.gotutor.org
www.utoledo.edu/colleges/education/sos/main.html
Report Issued Date: March 11, 2016
Report Expiration Date: March 11, 2019
Principal: Mr. Ford Cauffiel, Founder & President
Customer Contact: Mr. Ford Cauffiel, Founder & President - (419) 843-5798
File Open Date: November 2003
Type of Business: Charity - Local

Additional DBA Names

S.O.S., Inc.

BBB Comments

A financial report has not been developed due to lack of inquiries.


Stated Purpose

Students for Other Students raises money for peer tutoring programs for school districts to pay students to tutor other students who are "falling through the cracks".


Programs

S.O.S. provides schools with the fiscal means and a mechanism to address the risk factor of academic failure in school. Older, more advanced students provide one-on-one, supportive tutoring in a variety of subjects before and/or after school to younger, academically less proficient students.

Tutors are older, more advanced students recruited from designated grades to apply (with parents' permission). Teachers and guidance counselors evaluate applicants on academic performance, attendance, and behavior. Once chosen, tutors are trained (e.g. learning strategies, study skills, mentoring). They are also mentored by certified teachers either weekly or after each tutoring session to give feedback on how to best assess and address their individual tutees' needs and prepare for the next teacher-monitored tutoring session.

Tutees receive valuable one-on-one instructions that they can't get in the classroom. Depending on how each school organizes their peer tutoring program, tutees are identified by teachers as "at-risk," by parents, by the students themselves, or by team student groups.


Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Ford B. Cauffiel
Chair of the Board:Ford B. Cauffiel
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:President, Cauffiel Industries, Inc.
Board Size:6

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:A number of corporations, foundations, institutions and individuals support S.O.S. with generous financial and in-kind assistance. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, S.O.S., Inc. encourages personal and corporate tax-exempt donations and offers assistance in planned giving.

Rotary International is now matching funds with SOS. Rotary International is in 166 countries with over 31,000 clubs (526 districts). They may be able to help you start an SOS peer-tutoring program.


Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


Report as of January 24, 2017 16:31
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