Each university chapter of Students Offering Support operates the Exam-AID initiative. These are 3 hour volunteer-led group review sessions held shortly before an exam, taught by bright, senior students who are proven communicators. Exam-AID's use SOS's unique teaching model to create an interactive learning environment, leaving students more confident about the covered material. In addition to the review session, students are also provided with a take-home study guide to help them study for their approaching exam

"Sometimes when you study by yourself you are not sure where you are compared to others. Most of the time I have no idea where I am at. SOS sessions allow me to see how I'm doing and if more effort needs to be put forth towards my studies."
Matt Wilson, BBA '09
Wilfrid Laurier University

The cost of an Exam-AID session is between $15 and $30 depending on length and coverage of the session.

Since 2004, Students Offering Support has tutored more than 40,000 students and raised $1,600,000 for sustainable development projects in countries around Latin America.

For the 2012-2013 school year, the 30 SOS chapters are working together to raise $400,000 for various projects that will be built at the end of each year on SOS volunteer outreach trips.


With over 100 million children worldwide without access to the education needed to break the cycle of poverty, our efforts are focused around providing sustainable educational support to communities in developing nations, helping children have the opportunity to gain a quality education.

All of our projects are funded and built by SOS volunteers on annual volunteer outreach trips. Students travel to a community in Latin America, at their own expense, to spend roughly two weeks building their project, seeing firsthand the impact of their time and effort on the lives of others.

To select, facilitate, and monitor SOS's projects, our volunteers work very closely with a local NGO that has a strong relationship with the community to best determine where the need exists, ensure the trips are properly organized, and support / follow-up with the target community long after the group has left the country.

"Participating in both the fundraising aspect of the trip to Belize and the trip itself was one of the best experiences I had as a Laurier student. SOS allowed me to see at first hand the difference I was making."

Holly Burton, BBA '08
SOS Tutor and Volunteer Trip Participant

Students Offering Support is a charitable sustainable social venture that develops and supports SOS chapters residing within post-secondary schools across North America. Each University SOS chapter raises money to raise roofs through raising marks during our 'Exam-AID' group review sessions, taught and coordinated by student volunteers for university and college students. Each year, the money raised is spent creating sustainable education projects in developing nations on annual outreach trips. Since 2004, over 4000 SOS volunteers have tutored over 25,000 students and raised more than $1,400,000 for various development projects across Latin America.

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