Raise Your Hand

Would you like to volunteer your time to help a child? Volunteer tutors are needed to work in the classroom after school assisting teachers with students in 2nd through 4th grade who are struggling with reading and math.

Raise Your Hand Williamson (RYH)

Raise Your Hand Williamson (RYH) is an initiative of United Way of Williamson County, in partnership with Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District, to recruit volunteer readers, tutors and mentors for students performing below the state standard. We provide free tutoring, snacks and transportation home for participating students.

What you can do:

  • Volunteer for 1 to 4 days a week working with students and teachers for up to 10 weeks
  • Commit to one hour per week minimum
  • Tutor students one-on-one or in small groups, reinforcing what is taught in the classroom so they can keep up with their peers
  • Mentor students providing advice, guidance and friendship
  • Sponsor a school

Click here to let us know you’re interested in volunteering!


During the 2015-2016 school year, RYH Volunteer Tutors helped 346 students from 10 elementary schools. Results are based on school testing of student’s proficiency before and after participation in the tutoring program.

95% 2nd Grade Students receiving tutoring improved their reading
85% of 3rd Grade Students reading improved
85% of 4th Grade Students reading improved

92% 3rd Grade Students receiving tutoring improved in math
94% of 4th Grade Students math improved in math

Schools served:

  • Allendale Elementary School (WCS)
  • Bethesda Elementary School (WCS)
  • Chapman’s Retreat Elementary School (WCS)
  • College Grove Elementary School (WCS)
  • Franklin Elementary School (FSSD)
  • Hillsboro Elementary School (WCS)
  • Johnson Elementary School (FSSD)
  • Liberty Elementary School (FSSD)
  • Moore Elementary School (FSSD)
  • Poplar Grove Elementary School (FSSD)

For more information, email Sonya Johnson (sjohnson@uwwc.org) or call 615-771-2312.

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