Invest In The Future through Education
"It takes a village to raise a child" is an African proverb that means that an entire community of people must interact with children for them to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment. Elnora Lynn Perry Shands (ELPS) spent her entire 30+ years as a public school teacher assisting underprivileged families with free tutoring resources in various subjects for their children, teenagers, and young adults. She understood that education is a very important factor for the youth. She passed away on May 29, 2019; but her legacy will live on for many more years through this foundation/nonprofit and committed volunteers. We are also proud to continue the Annual Free BackPack program with school supplies for children of needy families at the beginning of each school year too.
Children learn differently at various times in their lives and in many facets. Most learning theories fall into one or more approaches, which is concerned with learners responding to some form of encouraging stimulus such as tutoring.
Love the Homework Hotline... my kids can get reliable assistance throughout the school year and its free! Thank you!
— Rose from DFW, TX
As a retired professional, I really enjoy assisting kids with their homework and developing a long term work relationship with my peers at the ELPS foundation.
— Mike from Prosper, TX
This service allows me to stay ahead of my classwork and earn volunteer hours as a high school student preparing for college. Most importantly, I learned a new skills set to prepare me for my first job this summer 2020.
— Janet from Frisco, TX
I went from an average student to a straight "A" student because my tutors really care about me and my school year goals. thanks so much!
— John from Plano, TX