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Community Partnership

Opportunities at Orchard Ridge: 

Mentor: Volunteers will be paired with students ranging in age from kindergarten to 5th grade.  During a meeting with a student, volunteers can work through a school assignment, play a game, read a book, or share a hobby.  The mentoring program is more flexible in what can be done; the tutoring program is strictly literacy-based activities.  Commit to meeting with a student for either the academic semester or the academic year.”

Tutor: Tutor an elementary student at Orchard Ridge Elementary school once a week during the school year.  Connect one on one with a student in our community providing assistance in either math or reading.  Training provided.  No teaching experience necessary. Equip students with literacy-based skills, such as reading and writing, for students in k-5th grade.  Commit to meeting with a student for either the academic semester or the academic year.  This program is provided through Schools of Hope, an AmeriCorps program

Support on Teacher Conference Day: Provide meals for teachers on the teacher conference day. One-Time on April 6, 2017. Please bring crock pot meals, soups, fruit, veggies, snacks, and desserts that can sit out. 

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Beadwork: At Boys and Girl’s Club Monday’s 2:30pm-4pm.  No beading skills necessary, training provided.  For more information contact: .   

Brotherhood Volunteer: Consistent male volunteers needed on Wednesdays at 5:30pm-6:30pm at Allied Drive for middle and high school boys. This program is provided through Nehemiah, and helps African American boys work through a curriculum of key issues related to the transition to adulthood. We engage a curriculum that targets the spiritual, mental, and physical well-being of our young boys (grades 6-8).  We employ a highly relational approach through the use of staff and consistent, mature, long-term volunteers who serve as coaches and mentors. The program is comprised of weekly meetings at a school location, additional monthly Saturday gatherings, field trips, and a rites of passage experience.

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