About UsLearn about our initiatives and how you can get involved
Established in 2001, LifeFAQs.org provides students and educators tools for engaging the future through motivational assemblies, coaching during classes and after-school clubs, creating scholarship opportunities, and providing career guidance. Our three initiatives; coaching, mentoring and tutoring; provide an opportunity for volunteers to have a high-touch experience in improving the lives of young people.
*Volunteers must be willing to submit themselves to a background check before coming onto campus.
An Ethical Fitness Coach is a presenter in an assembly, class or club setting and communicates our Goal Positioning System (GPS) curriculum to students. This means that on any given day a coach might speak to an audience of several hundred students in an assembly or a small class of six students. Coaches need to be motivational, passionate and a person of high moral character. LifeFAQs is actively looking to develop presenters to meet the needs of schools that wish to partner with us.
Mentoring is the greatest need in our initiatives. Students are hungry for caring adults to spend quality time with them. LifeFAQs mentors work with 1 or 2 students a year during school hours. They take students deeper through our Goal Positioning System (GPS) curriculum and help them set personal and academic goals to help shape their future. A mentor can also make a Student Reward Contract for up to $200 with their student to help them achieve their big, hairy, audacious goal.
Our Inbound initiative at New London High School has helped us identify a volunteer need of tutors; especially in math and science. Tutors work one-to-one with students in a classroom setting to help them complete assignments in subjects where they need hurdle help. There is flexibility to be on campus during school hours for as little as an hour a week or for multiple hours throughout the week. Tutoring supplements mentoring in helping students achieve their academic goals.