Concerned Citizens offering after school tutoring


Volunteers needed to help students with studies

By OJ Stapleton - ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com



Photos by OJ Stapleton|NDL Karen White teaches math by demonstrating a real-world application through cooking.


Volunteer Bob Ballance helps students with their homework.


Tutoring volunteer Archie Beck works with some of the younger students by using flash cards.


Each year, the Concerned Citizens of Russellville and Logan County has an after school tutoring program for at-risk, disadvantaged children.

This school year’s tutoring began about two weeks ago and so far about 15 students have been taking advantage of the services.

“We started out with a few less than that, but some more have just joined in the past week,” said Dorris Vick, the director of Concerned Citizens.

Currently there are three volunteers working with the students, including Karen White, who lives in Russellville but works as an elementary school teacher in Robertson County, Tenn.

“We haven’t had a certified teacher work with us in several years,” Vick said. “She has been a real blessing for us.”

Vick would like to see even more adults working with the children, however, and she is asking for anyone that might be willing to come down once or twice a week and donate an hour of their time.

The Concerned Citizens tutoring is each Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6 p.m. at the KP Hall on 5th Street. Students generally arrive around 4:45 p.m. and are given a light snack before the lessons begin at 5.

“It just takes an hour of your time if you want to come and help these children,” Vick said.

The closer the students can get to having one-on-one individual help, the better.

Vick said she has met with Stevenson Elementary principal Lisa White and has asked about getting teacher volunteers from that school.

She is also hopeful that some of the Russellville High School beta students may help with the tutoring program as part of their volunteer hours.

If you would be interested in helping out, you can contact the Concerned Citizens at 270-725-8127.

Photos by OJ Stapleton|NDL Karen White teaches math by demonstrating a real-world application through cooking.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Tutoring1.jpgPhotos by OJ Stapleton|NDL Karen White teaches math by demonstrating a real-world application through cooking.

Volunteer Bob Ballance helps students with their homework.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Tutoring2.jpgVolunteer Bob Ballance helps students with their homework.

Tutoring volunteer Archie Beck works with some of the younger students by using flash cards.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Tutoring3.jpgTutoring volunteer Archie Beck works with some of the younger students by using flash cards.
Volunteers needed to help students with studies

By OJ Stapleton

ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact OJ Stapleton email ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact OJ Stapleton email ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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