Grant: COACH Program Funding and Scholarships - Maine East & Maine West
Students supporting students
All three Maine Township schools offer in-school peer tutoring resources to their students. Maine East and Maine West employ the COACH (COoperative ACHievement) Program, which is available to all students, at all levels, in all subjects. The COACH program has received recognition from the National Tutoring Association for an Outstanding Peer Tutoring Program at the high school level. Maine South provides tutoring in their three Academic Resource Centers, which are dedicated to Math, Science and Literacy. Each school’s program is designed to empower students to become Academic Coaches to their student colleagues. These programs benefit both the students being tutored and those providing assistance - as well as teachers and the broader community.
Maine 207 Foundation has supported the work of the peer tutoring programs since 1999 and continues to do so today by:
Awarding an annual scholarship to a graduating senior tutor at each school.
Granting funds toward student tutor training and supplies.
“Very frequently, ... tutors have taken the exact same course(s) that the tutoree needs help with and can consequently offer guidance from their own personal experience, offering studying tips, etc.” - Peer Tutoring Scholarship Winner
Peer Tutoring Scholarships Maine 207 Foundation offers $1,000 scholarships to graduating senior student tutors at each Maine High School with an active peer tutoring program. To date, the Foundation has awarded over $35,000 in scholarships to peer tutors. To be eligible, student tutors must graduate no later than August of the current school year and must plan to enter a school of higher learning no later than the fall immediately following graduation.
To be considered for the scholarship, tutors should:
Demonstrate reliable and responsible tutoring abilities with a positive and respectful attitude toward peers
Have a recommendation from a faculty supervisor
Maintain positive scholastic performance
Participate in school and community activities
Applications for the peer tutoring scholarships are available from and should be submitted to the Tutoring Coordinator at each school. The deadline for the application is in early April.
Funding the Peer Tutoring Program To support the peer tutoring programs, make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check (payable to MTHS District Educational Foundation, write Peer Tutoring Program on the memo line) to:
Maine 207 Foundation 1177 S. Dee Road Park Ridge, IL 60068
Or you can donate online via our Donate page (designate your gift to the Peer Tutoring program on the form).
To learn more about the COACH program at Maine West, please visit Maine West's COACH Program page. Maine 207 Foundation is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as Maine Township High School District Educational Foundation.