Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?

Educational Justice

Educational Justice strives to end educational inequity by pairing a 5th-8th grade students (Scholars) with a high-achieving high school students (Activists) for long-term academic mentorship aimed at both improving academic performance and providing a meaningful student leadership experience.
Program Description
In 2015, Educational Justice launched as a non-profit employing the abilities of hundreds of high school student volunteers in the Louisville area. EJ quickly built the framework of an innovative tutoring program in which underachieving low-income middle school students are paired with a single dedicated high school student for weekly, after school tutoring, focusing on improving reading and math skills for a full year. The student pairs form a unique mentor relationship, with the high school students providing a supportive partnership that increases the middle school students' academic performance, self-efficacy and interest in learning. The bond that forms often continues past their first year together with many pairs working together for 2-4 years.
Type of service
Tutoring Program
Year Started
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Louisville, KY
States of Operation
Operation Locations
Louisville, KY
Shepardsville, KY
Clarksville, IN
New Albany, IN
Most recent number of students served
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
Grade Levels
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade
Languages Offered
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Tutor-Student Ratio
Number of Sessions Per Week
One day per week
Number of Minutes Per Session
46-60 minutes, 61-90 minutes
Number of Weeks Per Program
20-38 weeks
Does your program engage with parents?
Family Engagement Description
To support scheduling, Sharing tutoring session content , Reporting attendance, Sharing academic progress, Sharing social or emotional progress, Goal setting and monitoring progress toward goals
Organization Type
For Profit
Customer Type
Type of Tutor
K-12 Student
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?

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