Seniors Helping Our Kids

Welcome to

Seniors Helping Our Kids (SHOK) is a program that places
retirees as volunteers in the Poway Unified School District,
north of San Diego, California.

Volunteers work as reading tutors, classroom helpers,
library helpers, or in other ways that they would like to serve.

No special background is required -- just a desire to help.
Reading tutors are trained in the OASIS tutoring approach.

A typical assignment is one hour a week.
Volunteers can pick their school, day, and time.

The school district covers the communities of
Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos,
Sabre Springs and 4S Ranch.

For more information, contact Jane Radatz, Director.

Click here to learn about SHOK's Ballroom Dance Program. is the official website of the SHOK Program. This site is hosted by George Cooke as a community service.
For aerial photos of Rancho Bernardo and the areas served by SHOK please visit
To contact the webmaster, call George Cooke at (858) 674-1222 or send an email to