Bonus: Science Experiment!

Look who’s experimenting! VU students love the high school volunteers who share their time with us, especially when one of them comes up with a cool extra. One of our long-time high school volunteers planned and executed a science experiment with help an assistant from the Children’s Science Center, located…

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Turtles, Lizards, and Snakes, Oh My!

Wondering what other wonderful fun we had at VU summer camp? The reptiles were a favorite of mine. Thanks Reptiles Alive! LLC for a great presentation. The kids loved it. Some of the volunteers may have been less than thrilled, but they didn’t let it show. We all learned a…

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Bowling Blowout

All good things must end, but following tradition, the VU summer program goes out on a fun note at the bowling alley. Eight students and eight volunteers hit the lanes for some active fun and then enjoyed a pizza snack. It was great to see the spirit of cooperation continue…

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Look What the VU Elf Found

Just because VU is not in session, doesn’t mean that the VU elf hasn’t been busy doing one of her favorite things–shopping! Take a look at the new  games, puzzles, and other educational materials that will be available to capture the interest of students when they return in July for the summer program and in…

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Homework Withdrawal

Yesterday at 3:30 p.m., a message popped up on my computer screen and phone to alert me that I had to leave for homework assistance, which ended for the year a couple of weeks ago. I was pleasantly reminded that I missed it! Fortunately, the summer program is in session…

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Great Feedback

VU just got the results of our first every parent survey. Guess what? We are doing a great job and parents like and value the support we provide for their students! The  responses from parents who completed the survey (about 50%) were overwhelmingly positive.  Parents’ appreciation for our homework help and the…

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Homework Done=Time for Educational Games

Even the rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the kids who keep on coming to get help with their homework, read, and play games. Seventeen students and 16 volunteers turned out on a rainy Wednesday, and after working diligently to complete their assignments and read to volunteers, most students had time to play some…

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Water Balloons and Solar System Hopscotch

Summer break may be winding down but the summer program at VU is showing no signs of slowing. Last week’s Field Day drew 8 kids and as many volunteers on a hot afternoon. Games of bean bag toss and horseshoes were fun, but the races and the water balloons were hands-down…

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