Wednesday, September 14, 2011

School Buddies Program!

Most people know about our community based mentoring program, where you donate your time to a child in need and become a big brother or sister to them. Its a great opportunity to change a child's life, and if you're interested we would love to hear from you! Just contact Colleen Haggerty at (360) 671-6400

But for those of you who would love to donate your time, but are to busy to commit to the program, you're in luck! We have a school-based program, or "School-Buddies" program in which you spend an hour a week with a child, at their school. Its a much smaller time commitment, but you make just as big a difference in a child's life.  

The program is designed to improve youth’s social skills as well as foster academic performance. The volunteer meets with the student on the school campus, once a week during school hours, for a minimum of one school year. They play games, shoot hoops, just hang out or work on homework. We have found that programs that encourage activities with a socio-emotional focus are more likely to have greater academic impact, higher quality and longer duration compared to programs that focus on academic/tutoring activities.

Visit our website for more information!

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