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 a dinner to the children beforehand.

The 2020-21 school year just completed this month. For the safety of the children, their families, staff and volunteers, the program was run virtually twice a week. The 2021-22 school year will start again in September.

Study Buddies 2020-21 Program

Last session was May 12, 2021. The next session will start in September, 2021.

Want to make a difference?

Become a tutor. Tutors make great role models!

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?

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