What Is Boost?
Boost is afternoon homework support for primary school children in the Summer Greens area. Edge Church is big on the next generation and believes education is one of the fundamental ways to changing lives. Our primary focus is children in the Foundation Phase (Grades 1 to 3) who need homework support.
We started Boost in January 2017 with 6 children. Nine months later, we have 38 children who have attended – and the need continues to grow.
When Does Boost Happen?
Boost happens every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. during the school term. We start the afternoon with juice and a healthy snack and then begin homework support, working one-on-one as much as possible.
Who can volunteer their time?
Do you have a passion for kids and education – and loads of patience? Are you available for two hours on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoon? Then consider signing up!
Boost volunteers can help weekly or fortnightly, for one or all 3 afternoons of the week. We do however, ask you to commit for the term.
There are no age or academic restrictions and you don’t need to be a partner at Edge Church. However, police clearance is necessary to be a Boost volunteer.
How else can I help?
We regularly need donations of stationery, reading books and second-hand school clothing. If you would like to give financially, please make a deposit into the Edge Church account with “Boost” as the beneficiary reference.
If you would like to find out more, fill out the form below and we’ll make contact with you.