Spend a little time; make a big difference | Community Spirit
Ever wonder what it takes to be a mentor to a young student? Looking for a way for your church group to serve in the community? Did you know that 30 minutes a week can make a major impact on a student’s academic progress? Could you serve on a team that would provide some basic home repairs for some people needing assistance?
Over the past year, Engage Henderson has been working with local leaders and people in the East End neighborhood to determine the best way to improve the quality of life for the families in the area. Now we are ready to address the priorities of serving kids and housing needs with action steps. You can join them on Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at One Life Church, Eastgate Shopping Center for a morning of vision, information on opportunities and training options with the Engage partners below.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Find out about community based and school based connections with kids. If you have room in your life for just one new friend, you can be a great mentor and role model for a very limited time commitment.
Lead to Read
Get more insight into a mentoring program that links adult volunteers with students who are reading below their grade level for one-on-one literacy help for 30 minutes per week. Lead 2 Read aims to not only help students practice and polish their reading and comprehension skills, but it also hopes to allow mentors and students to build trusting relationships. Their research-supported focus is to get students to read at grade level by fourth grade, or the end of third grade.
Community One is a non-profit Community Development Corporation with a mission to create and maintain sustainable, low-income housing by focusing resources on repair, weatherization and rehab projects that restore decent, affordable housing in under-served neighborhoods. Find out how you and your group can volunteer with teams to help with repairs of homes in Henderson’s East End.
South Heights Elementary-Blazer University
A free after school program for 3rd-5th grade students that runs Monday through Wednesday from 2:30p to 5:30p. Students get help with homework, reading and math and access to a wide variety of high-interest classes like Karate, Cooking, Art, Dance, Skating, Bowling, Guitar, and many others. Find out some ways to serve kids after school with productive learning ideas.
For more information, contact: Heath Farmer, 270.860.0617.