Leaders in the Concerned Citizens of Logan County are looking for people of all ages, who have a little time and a lot of heart to come and help with the tutorial program. The program serves children grades K-5 and 6-12, and is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the KP Hall on East 5th Street. It doesn’t take a great deal of time as tutoring begins at 4:45 p.m. and lasts till 6 p.m.
When students arrive they are given a snack and then they work on reading and math instruction until the end of the session.
“You don’t have to be a scholar to volunteer,” said Doris Vick, director of the Concerned Citizens. “We are looking for responsible teens, adults and seniors who are willing to help the kids stay focused and learn important lessons that will help them in school and life.”
The primary focus of the tutoring program is reading comprehensions with written and verbal communication skills. These are competencies needed in life. Math practice is also included.
The tutorial program maintains the FLOW behavioral expectation from the summer program. Commitment to attendance with a no cell phone policy contribute to FLOW (listen and learn).
Follow directions the first time
Listen and learn
Obey (program adults) and respect all others and self in language and actions
Work hard and try
“Teens are especially helpful because kids learn well from those they can relate to,” said Vick. “It also helps the teen when applying for scholarships or jobs in their future to show where they have volunteered to help someone else. It’s a win win.”
Vick said they are looking for adults and seniors as well to help in the program. For just a few hours a week you can make all the world of difference in a child’s life.
If you would be interested in your child attending the tutoring program or you may want to help out, you can contact the Concerned Citizens at 270-725-8127.
“You wouldn’t believe what these kids are capable of with a little guidance and help,” said Vick.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.