The children and young adults of Wilmer Hall participate in tutoring sessions on school day afternoons under the supervision of our Education Coordinator, a Master's level educator. The goal is for each student to reach their full academic potential.
We have established close relationships with the administrators and faculty of the schools our children attend. This allows us to monitor their individual progress as well as develop specific tutoring plans for each student.
Student volunteers from Spring Hill College and the University of South Alabama work one-on-one with the children to assist with homeowrk, projects and papers. Attention is given to skill building and strengthening areas of academic weakness. Our goal is for each young person to have a positive scholastic experience.
The success of this program is reflected in a 100 percent high school graduation rate each of the past three years. Most graduates continue their education with post-secondary course work.
In the next 3-5 years, we will open three Community Based Education Centers around the larger Mobile community. Our first, the Philippa Stirling Hamilton Education Center opened in August 2017 in the Maysville community. Ms. Jacqui Virgil, an experienced educator, manages the center.