The EmpowerEd Program


The EmpowerEd program, with its name implying empowerment through education, is an online, free, tutoring program with the goal of diminishing the gaps in opportunity within education throughout the United States. By providing free, 1-1 tutoring through LearnToBe, low-income, homeless, or foster students are provided the chance to grow and pursue the goals they hope to one day conquer. Educational Inequality has remained a serious issue within the United States, existing even before the nation’s establishment, but EmpowerEd feels that such a fact should never discourage individuals from pursuing its resolution. By providing opportunities to students in need, EmpowerEd is fighting for an end to educational inequality. We believe that an education provides the ability to learn and improve, which is perhaps the most fundamental and necessary right that can—and should—be guaranteed to humanity.

Program Description:

With volunteer, background-checked, high-school or above tutors, EmpowerEd is able to provide free tutoring to low-income students virtually through LearnToBe. EmpowerEd recruits tutors to match the ample supply of students in need of assistance ranging from the general homework help to specific, course-focused skills.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Year Started
States of Operation
Operation Locations
Most recent number of students served
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
Social Studies
Grade Levels
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade,
Post secondary
Languages Offered
English, Spanish
During School
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
Number of Weeks Per Program
> 38 weeks
Organization Type
Customer Type
District, Nonprofit, Parent, School, Student
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
Type of Tutor
Certified Teacher, College/University Student (e.g. any college/university student who is not a pre-service teacher), K-12 Student, Volunteer,Parent/Guardian/Caregiver
Contact Name
Darrow Becker

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