Volunteers Are VU’s Heart and Soul

It’s winter. Sometimes getting out of the house or leaving work to get to VU at 4:15 p.m. means braving the wet and cold. A volunteer might be tempted to think “they won’t miss me this one time. There’s lots of help.” Oh so wrong! We depend on our volunteers…

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Time Flies

Report cards started coming in a week or so ago, and we now have just about all of them. It’s hard to believe it’s the second quarter already! One notable thing about the report cards is that the kids in grades 5 and 6 who have been coming to VU…

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Parents Get in on the Learning at VU

Parents are such important partners at VU. They faithfully bring their children to do their homework and read with our volunteers, often waiting at NRC for 90 minutes while their kids work. Over the past year, a couple of moms and dads have asked us to help them learn English…

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Reading Rock Star

VU is proud to have a certified Reading Rock Star in its midst! One of our second grade students, who has been coming to VU regularly all year, received a Reading Rock Start medal from his teacher for improvement in reading. He is so proud. His dad believes–and the volunteers do too–that…

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Time to Learn

Things at homework assistance have been humming along so smoothly! With an influx of new volunteers, there are enough people so that  volunteers can spend individual time with students when they need it and accomplish much more than homework. VU has quite a collection of books; educational aids, such as…

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