Rock Star Supply Co. improves educational outcomes for at-risk teens by supplying tutors to Twin Cities public schools.
Drop your jaw, scratch your head, tug at your beard (real or imaginary), it’s true: Minnesota has the second highest achievement gap nationwide.
Appalled? We were too. Inspired to take action, in 2009 we launched Rock Star Supply Co., a nonprofit organization that improves educational outcomes for at-risk teens by engaging local college students and fun professionals in our tutoring program. We believe anyone who wants to change a teen’s life is a rock star, and for the past three years, we’ve supplied those individuals to Twin Cities high schools.
By bringing volunteer tutors (aka Rock Stars) to the classroom, Rock Star Supply Co. provides support to teachers so they can more effectively engage their students. Our Rock Stars work with at-risk students so they can catch up on assignments, develop a passion for learning, and meet interesting adults along the way.
This year, we’re working to close the gap at Como Park Senior High School, Roosevelt High School, Wellstone International High School, and Journeys Secondary School / The LAB in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
But we need your help to deepen our impact in Twin Cities schools. Please donate today! Volunteer! Change our world! (Or at least help rock it.)
Word on the street:
“I have seen firsthand how meaningful individual and small group support from tutors with RSS Co. has been to my students. It’s made a big difference!”
— Ben W. Rengstorf, English Language Teacher, Roosevelt High Scool
“The Rock Star volunteers saved my sanity last year with my two freshmen classes. Having extra adults in the room was tremendously helpful in keeping students on task and out of trouble.”
— Nancy P. Carpenter, Mathematics Instructor, Como Park Senior High
“The Rock Stars helped me bring my grades up [last year]...They made homework fun.”
— Maria, 16-years-old
"[Rock Stars] are really friendly. They weren't just like Well, can I help you? No! They wanted to get to know you. They wanted to see how you were doing and learn what else you're into...I even got life lessons from them."
— Rachel, 17-years-old