I've been a bit busy lately and have gotten way behind on FTO emails. I'm now caught up, and I apologize to anyone who has been waiting. I received an email with a question I thought was really good. Basically a student was having some trouble getting FTO approved to fulfill the service requirement at their school. I will talk more about this a bit later, but for now, when we connect a tutor with an organization that is looking for tutors, that organization will log and certify the hours. I plan to eventually register FTO as a non profit and, once this is done, these kinds of approvals should be easier. I will also be announcing more partnerships and tutoring opportunities soon. Thank you!
This has been on my list forever, but finally it's done. I've just submitted FTO's application to become a Certifying Organization for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. This means that our tutors, in addition to receiving service hours and meeting service requirements, will also be eligible to receive the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. It will be official in 10-15 days and I will post here when I hear back, but this is very exciting news.