What a busy few weeks it’s been at VU homework assistance. Attendance numbers are up and steady, so having 15-19 students each night is getting to be standard. Keeps the volunteers on their toes! Second quarter must also be project time, because many of our students have been working hard to create projects on such topics as Mars and Egypt. With our enthusiastic volunteers’ help they are getting organized, finding supplies, and doing research in books and online. Who doesn’t like a good poster and report?
We also had a wonderful opportunity to provide a unique service for students through a collaboration with the Lions Club and their high school program. In addition to providing volunteers, the Lions Club set up equipment and provided technicians to do eye screenings for our students and any other children who take advantage of the services at Cornerstones and Connections for Hope. And the support doesn’t end with the screening. the Lions Club provides resources for glasses and any follow up that may be necessary. Many thanks to that great organization and its volunteers for helping preserve the eye health of students in the Herndon community.
If you’ve been thinking about getting more involved with the community, make it a new year’s resolution and contact us! It’s fun and you can really make a difference in a child’s learning and success.