With the New Year upon us, resolutions are at the forefront of many a mind! Marketers are ready on the draw, and commercials abound for gym memberships, diet plans, smoking secession programs and the like – all for those resolved to become a healthier version of themselves in 2015.
Though these commercials may make it seem otherwise, all New Year’s goals are not necessarily fitness related. Recent surveys have revealed a large number of individuals geared up to increase their education levels in the coming year. To the philanthropic end of goal-setting, a surprising number of people desire to give back to their community by volunteering more!
Communities In Schools is a great avenue to meet a goal such as this. Recently, we welcomed a new Volunteer Coordinator for our Reading Partners program at Hiddenite and Taylorsville Elementary Schools.
April Oxentine joined us November 17th through NC Literacy Corps, and through her work with Reading Partners will be providing small group and one-on-one tutoring to 3rd graders at both sites. This tutoring, however, is not possible without volunteers.
Currently, we have 5 volunteers at Taylorsville (TES) and 8 volunteers at Hiddenite (HES). Both sites are always looking for more willing individuals to come read with these young learners. HES volunteers meet Mondays from 1:30-2:00 pm, and TES volunteers help on Wednesdays from 2:00-2:30 pm.
If you or someone you know would be interested in volunteering, please contact April Oxentine at 336-452-4367 for more information, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.