Homework Club resumes on September 16

Homework Club Volunteers will strive again this school year to help local elementary children improve their reading, writing, and math skills.  The program, in its first year, also gave children a safe place for food, fun, and fellowship.

This year’s program will be open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons beginning at 4 p.m. and serves grades first through fifth.  Volunteers require no special experience with elementary children, but must pass a background check and have a desire to lovingly help children.  High School students who have a special rapport with this age child are encouraged to offer their assistance.  The time commitment for all volunteers begins at 3:30 p.m. and ends at 5:45 p.m. and can be offered on either day or both.

The program has been well received in the community as witnessed by a teacher at the elementary school last spring. When a child was asked if he was looking forward to summer vacation, the reply was, “Yes, but I want homework.”   The child later clarified the puzzling statement by saying that the reason he wanted homework was because he really wanted to keep coming to Homework Club.

If you’d like to be a person who instills that kind of love of learning in a child, please contact homeworkclub@umcchugiak.org.