Thursday, September 10, 2009

Volunteers Needed for After-School Program!!!

Last night we had a meeting with Principal Busyee of Madison School to workout the details for our after-school program. Amy Kring started off the meeting with the announcement that we ALREADY have 52 kids signed up for the LEAP program. South Bend Community School Corporation is providing the teachers but we need a lot more volunteers. Several students from Bethel College have committed to help plus a group from Riley High School. However, the number of kids is increasing from 12 to 15 kids per day to over 50. Plus, we are doubling the number of days the after-school program will operate.

We would like to have one volunteer for every two kids. We are asking volunteers to commit to serving one time a week (Monday thru Thursday) from 3:30 to 5:00 PM. Our goal is to use this time to help remediate these kids so that they are leading their classmates in every area of accademic achievement.

We are holding a volunteer informational meeting on Monday, September 14th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the community center. We need your help. You do not need to be a professional teacher - just a willingness to help. Your time and commitment to changing the destiny of many of these kids is a reality. The moment is now - are you willing?

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