CALCULUS FOR A CAUSE
WHAT WE DO
Twice a year the math department and calculus BC students of South Pasadena High School host a tutoring event
to prepare students for their math finals and raise money for charity.
By charging students $20 for a review packet and one-on-one tutoring from the AP calculus BC students, we prepare students to succeed on their finals and raise money for a designated charity
HOW WE DO IT
The South Pasadena High School Calculus BC students and alumni do everything.
They lead, they advertise, they tutor, and they organize.
The staff and teachers are there only to supervise, everything is done by the students.
No math packet goes without being paid for, so if a student cannot afford one we give them a scholarship that they can apply for.
The scholarships are paid for by miscellaneous donators and alumni.
WHO WE ARE
The South Pasadena High School Calculus AB/BC students and math department
This year we are raising money for the Sri Lanka Medical Association
They help Sri Lankan children with cancer or need for prosthetic limbs which are far out of their income. They also help provide care for people with mental illnesses as there is currently extensive lack of mental health literacy which promotes limited access to optimal care.
WHAT WE’VE DONE
DOLLARS RAISED IN TOTAL
World Central Kitchen
South Pasadena Femineers
Sri Lanka Medical Association
Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund
Doctors without Borders, working to help with the Ebola crisis
South Pasadena High School support fund
Architecture for Humanity, an organization that helped rebuild homes for the Philippine refugees affected by Typhoon Haiyan
South Pasadena High School Tigers marching band
Pennies for Patients, an organization that supports the Leukemia/Lymphoma society
Door of Hope, an organization that helps transition families and individuals from homelessness to permanent housing
Union Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter in downtown LA’s Skid Row
Union Station Homeless Services, a local homeless shelter in Pasadena, CA
Doctors without Borders working in Haiti after the catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake
Salvation Army to help with recovery after the California fires of 2007