NOTICE: This website is no longer updated, as the Decade of Difference initiative has reached its sunset date. Relevant information has been transferred to the main HCOE site.

Activities & Resources

The Decade of Difference is involved in numerous programs, activities and resources throughout Humboldt County. Browse through the list below, or use the dropdowns to narrow down the list to any combination of districts, age groups and impact areas.

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Early Literacy Partners Tutoring Program
Contact: Olivia Kernen | 707-445-7007

The Early Literacy Partners Program trains and places volunteers to assist students who are struggling with, or reluctant in, reading and math. Volunteers are placed in a classroom and work with up to three students.
Reading: Grades TK, K, 1; Math: Grades 1-2


Elementary School Financial Literacy Lessons
Contact: Chérie Zygaczenko | 707-445-7007

Working with local financial institution partners, we coordinate professionals to deliver vetted and age appropriate lessons to elementary school classes in an effort to engage students to begin to think about their choices when it comes to money, wants, needs, and planning.
Grades K-5


Lemonade Day
Contact: Karen Brooks | 707-445-7563

Lemonade Day is a nation-wide event presented locally by AEDC and Decade of Difference, with additional support from local sponsors. It teaches kids how to start, own and operate a business using a lemonade stand.
Grades K-8


Parent Partners in Education
Contact: Agustín Amaro | 707-502-4343

In partnership with the CSU Chancellors Office, this parent education program offers classes designed to increase parent engagement and promote a college-going culture for all families, with special efforts to reach those parents who may not have had the opportunity to attend college themselves. The curriculum includes understanding of educational systems, ways to support student success, and advocacy and leadership skills.
Families with children Pre K-12

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