Schenck Helping Individuals in Need Excel, or SHINE, is a tutoring program that was launched in 2009. The mission of SHINE is to provide one-on-one tutoring at no charge to metro children ages 5 to 15 with documented reading difficulties and demonstrated financial need.
Every tutor in this program is a volunteer from The Schenck School. All reading instruction in SHINE is grounded in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, a research-based, multisensory, highly successful approach to phonics and reading instruction.Sessions are usually one hour in length, twice per week. Tutoring is generally conducted at The Schenck School between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.