Pleased to Be Growing

Every new volunteer for VU means more students can be added to the program, receive assistance, and be successful in school. At VU, success really does breed success. Last week, we had healthy numbers of students and volunteers every night: several new high school volunteers and a number of adults too. One new…

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And Away We Go

VU is now well underway for the 2012-13 school year. It’s really great to see familiar faces return after the summer break–and I mean my fellow volunteers as well as the students! We have also welcomed some new scholars so far this year and look forward to adding more as we…

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Still Going Strong

Although the school year is winding down, homework help is going strong until it ends on May 31 for the year. It’s great to see the kids still coming and the volunteers maintaining their commitment even when the weather is gorgeous. In fact, we have added several new students recently, and…

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Time to Think

The past week of homework assistance at VU has been calm, with a ratio of students to volunteers that allows us to get close to the one-to-one climate that we like so much. Students have been able to get their work done, read for 20 minutes, and then play some educational games.…

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Warm Weather Brings Out Students

It has long been a theory at VU that warm weather means fewer students coming for homework assistance,  for the obvious reasons. But that clearly doesn’t always hold true! Last night, 24 students–more than half of our roster–and 11 volunteers came to the program. It was a happy busy group doing homework and…

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