It’s hard to believe that we are almost finished with our sixth year! We started with an idea, a grant from the United Methodist Foundation, six students, and six volunteers! And now, the Friendship Center, Sunday School Room, and hallway are transformed every Wednesday from 4 – 5pm into a mini school with 20 students and 20volunteers. We are a free, community outreach program thatinvolves Wood View Elementary School students, BHS National Honor Society Members, Friendship Church members, family and friends. One of our mentors is a former Study Club member from Wood View! Whether the student calls the volunteer theirmentor, their teacher, or their partner, they know they have a special friend – someone who cares just about them. They struggle with reading and/or math skills, and their principal, Jody Ellis,recommends them to our program based on test scores. So, we gather once a week so that all students can achieve academicsuccess!
Interested in getting involved?
Contact Kandy DeWitt, coordinator, at 630.637.1216.