Churches, community groups offer educational assistance for those in need

Churches and other community groups are stepping in to help students who are struggling with homework.

Organizations such as Johnson County Learning Centers and Whiteland Church of Christ have started tutoring programs for students who need help with homework or studying for tests beyond what is available at school and at home.

Schools offer a range of help already, including peer tutoring, a homework hotline and the chance to work with teachers before and after school. And when parents ask Johnson County Learning Centers director Dawn Underwood where they can find tutoring for their children, she tells them to check with their school first.

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