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Sunshine Elementary School

County: Lee
Categories Youth
Details: Many of the classes need one-on-one attention not only in academic areas, but also in goal setting, higher expectations for themselves, and inspiration toward higher education. Want volunteers to pair with students and have them eat lunch with them, work on academic skills, and get to know the students. Overall these students do not have expectations for higher education and are not sure why they are in school other than because they have to be. Many of them do not expect to go to college or develop professions. Working together, we can inspire these children towards wanting to achieve.
Job Description: Seeking inspiring college students who are willing to mentor elementary school aged students. Must come at least once biweekly, preferably once a week, to meet with student; must be comfortable working with student on academic skills, must be enthusiastic about education. Goal: to inspire elementary students towards higher education, higher expectations for themselves, and goal setting.
Times of Work: Weekdays daytime
Primary Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
601 Sara Avenue North
Lehigh Acres, FL 33916
Phone: 239-275-8462
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: N
Benefits Offered: Opportunity to bond and make a difference in the life of a child. Letter of recommendation. Flexible scheduling. Opportunities to try out lessons, activities for education courses.

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