The Green Stampede is a free tutoring and homework-help program that serves Oakland elementary and middle school students, ages 11 through 15.
We have been a non-profit working in the community for over 17 years! Tutoring sessions take place during weeknight home games for the Oakland A's and are conducted on-site in a conference room at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
Tutors include teachers and retired teachers, as well as current and recently graduated college students. After an hour and a half of tutoring and homework help, students hard work is rewarded with a ticket to that night's game.
We have what some say are the best seats in the house, the RF Bleachers! At our last session, students get to meet some of their favorite Oakland A's players!
The Green Stampede was founded as a non-profit tutoring organization by a group of Oakland teachers led by Christopher Dobbins in 2001. As dedicated A's fans and educators, they wanted to unite their passion for baseball and teaching. Thus, the Stampede was born! Christopher Dobbins is now an attorney and member of the Joint Powers Authority Group that help run the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and Oracle Arena.
Currently, Jorge Leon serves as the President of the Green Stampede and has done so the last 5 years. Jorge Leon grew up within the Green Stampede when it first started. Mr. Leon also, works for an Environmental Consulting Company and does charitable work all around Oakland.
Since our founding, hundreds of students have attended our tutoring program, and have gone to prestigous colleges around the nation. Some even comeback and have become tutors! If you're a fan of the Oakland A's and want to strengthen your academics, come join us!