What has made GECAC, a non-profit organization, so special?


From the founders, board of directors, community partners, corporate sponsors, mentor tutors, every aspect of GECAC is driven by the generosity of community volunteers.

 Because of the efforts of literally hundreds of volunteers, GECAC is able to offer its tutoring services AT NO COST. Churches, businesses, civic clubs, educational and governmental organizations, youth programming have all joined forces to work for the benefit of our children. We are committed to developing and maintaining a quality mentor program that will have a positive impact on the lives of children in our community.

The graph below shows the percentage of students in different types of tutoring who had a positive grade change in any subject. The large majority of students receiving any kind of GECAC tutoring services in 2016 showed generalized academic improvement (82.2%) or higher). *San Joaquin Data Co-Op

  • TEACH (Tutoring Encourages Achievement, Coaching & Hardwork) 82.2%
  • HAP (Homework Assistance Program ) 100%
  • ASAP (Afterschool Advantage Program) 84.1%
  • Overall 83.4%

Volunteer Mentor/Tutoring

For more information call the Program Office at (209) 825-7003

The most important thing you can give someone is a Chance…

Give Every Child A Chance, A Volunteer Mentor-Tutor Program is in need of caring individuals willing to donate a minimum of 2 hours per week and make a difference in the life of a child.

Here are just a few of the benefits of volunteering with Give Every Child A Chance:

• Over 40 Tutoring Sites – Conveniently located throughout Manteca, Lathrop, French Camp, Tracy, Ripon and Weston Ranch (Stockton)

• Community service hours for college applications

• Educational scholarships for graduating seniors

• Flexible Schedule ~ You select the grade, days, subject and time that best fits your schedule
Here is what our Mentor-Tutors have to say about volunteering with  Give Every Child A Chance:

“It feels good to know that you are needed.”

“Even the smallest improvement is a victory.”

“An hour spent is worth 1,000 memories.”

“Helping kids achieve their goals is so exciting.”

“When you see the excitement and hope on the faces of the kids, you really know that you are a part of something special.”

“Today is another opportunity to help a child in our community learn grow, and succeed.”


Are you ready to make a real difference in our community?

Schools operate August thru June. Your help is needed now more than ever. Please join this important partnership.

The Benefits of Tutoring

People volunteer for a wide variety of reasons, especially wanting to help others. Adding your effort to the work of others makes everyone’s life better. Think about how much you receive when you give and consider why you want to volunteer. You may have several reasons. Here are a few identified by some of our volunteers: “tutoring was wonderful because I had someone who responded and ultimately gained strength with her reading skills”; “tutoring at GECAC made me feel that I not only made a difference in the life of another, but in mine also”; “tutoring made me feel like a wonderful role model for kids”; “it has given me a purpose and enjoyment”; Remember that the motivations you have to offer your services may not be the reasons you stay. Once you’re on the volunteer job, you will continue to serve as long as you feel that your efforts are accomplishing something, that your time/talents are appreciated, and that you make a difference. As long as you are truly serving through your volunteer work, isn’t it wonderful that such an exchange occurs? In fact, it tends to strengthen your commitment to volunteering when you can see the benefits to both the recipient of your efforts and to yourself. It is much more comfortable than “charity” because it upholds the self-esteem of those with whom you volunteer. When pondering your next volunteer experience, please think of us and help put a smile on a child’s face. “It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years” – Abraham Lincoln.

Give Every Child A Chance Volunteer Statement:

A student that is challenged in school will be challenged in life.  By volunteering to mentor/tutor a child to read, write, and learn, you can discover your power with just one hour.  Volunteer and change a life.

Your Time – Their Future!

 Contact our Program Office at (209) 825-7003 for more information.