Study Buddies is a free academic-support program designed for children in grades 1-8. A small group of children is paired with a Study Buddy, who is a generous volunteer student from a local high school or an adult from the community. In addition to providing homework help, the program also focuses on relationship building and mentorship. Normally, a volunteer group will prepare and serve food to the children beforehand.

We are very excited to be returning to in-person Study Buddies for the Fall 2021 session. To help keep everyone safe, we will be requiring each participant to follow these guidelines: wear a mask at all times, maintain 3 feet distance during all activities, and follow any additional safety rules created by the staff.

Study Buddies 2021-22 Program

The Fall 2021 session will take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:00pm beginning Monday, September 27th through Wednesday, December 15th.

Want to make a difference?

Become a tutor. Tutors make great role models! We will be hosting in person training on both September 20th and September 22nd from 6:30PM to 7:30PM.

Tutor responsibilities include:

> Support assigned student(s) with homework and academic support
> Be a positive role model
> Commit to one evening a week for a full semester or school year
> Be an ambassador for Youth Services and its mission

Are you interested in having your child be tutored?

For more questions about the Study Buddies Program, please contact Alison Frye at 847-724-2620.


“It is very satisfying to me when I can help one of our students understand and master a concept with which they were having difficulty. Last year, I was very proud when a former 8th grade student that I worked with several years ago, now attending Oakton Community College, asked me if she could become a Study Buddy volunteer.” -Larry Roubitchek, Study Buddies Volunteer