Laptop Writing
Laptop Writing

Adult Students
Adult Students

Volunteers assisting with the Homework Hotline - a free online tutoring program for underprivileged children in the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Metro Area - It takes a community of volunteers to raise a child approach.

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 those children 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 children.  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 with school supplies Program for children of needy families at the beginning of each school year too.

Provide Free Resources for Individualized, Customized Learning ​Plans

10 Steps to Creating Personalized Learning Plans for Students:

  1. Define your starting point. How do you know where you're going if you're not sure where you started? 

  2. Set goals. 

  3. Map learning modalities.

  4. Appeal to student interests.

  5. Teach students how to track.

  6. Refine areas of focus.

  7. Assess for learning. 

  8. Build a dialogue.

Go to this site below for the article details:

ELPS Foundation Inc. 2021 UPDATES: TBD
Different Students Require Different Approaches to Learning

Children learn differently at different times in their lives and in different circumstances. Most learning theories fall into one or more of various approaches, which is concerned with learners responding to some form of encouraging stimulus such as tutoring.

Please read the interesting Web Article below about various learning techniques of the present and future.


Aug 26, 2019: 

Modern Trends In Education: 50 Different Approaches To Learning. ... this is the route to engaging students in learning all the basic skills they need...

Information: Annual Free Back Pack with School Supplies Program for Needy Children

Details are TBD for Fall 2020

In The News
James Bond 007 Gala
Sat April 18, 2020
Cancelled due to COVID-19

An amazing event to raise money for the Homework Hotline Program for the ELPS foundation/non-profit organization

Location - HayWire Restaurant

7 pm - 12 am

Legacy West- Plano, TX

ELSP Foundation's 2020 Event Schedule

Fundraiser - Sat July 18, 2020

Carnival Fun/Prosper TX

Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Fundraiser - Sat Oct, 24, 2020

Masquerade Ball/Dallas TX

Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Volunteers & Sponsors Appreciation Party

Thu Dec 31, 2020

New Years Eve /Plano TX


      Love the Homework Hotline... my kids can get reliable assistance throughout the school year and its free! Thank you! 



— Rose from DFW, 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

      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

      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