Volunteer on Saturday for Old Fourth Ward Kids!

Our friends at Big Bethel AME Church on Auburn Avenue in downtown Atlanta need our help in meeting the needs of at-risk children. Some of us are working in their Saturday outreach program, but we need more help.

We need reading classroom helpers each Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 AM.

Volunteer reading, writing, math, and computer lab tutors are also needed each Saturday from 1:00 to 2:45 PM, to work in 50-minute sessions one-on-one or with small groups of students.

A particular need is for mentors for young boys.

Big Bethel’s Saturday program—which serves children from the first through the eighth grade—provides  a much needed service for some of Atlanta’s poorest kids, and a richly rewarding experience for tutors.

Recently, one of our tutors helped a first grader—who was a little shaky on _A444726-Editthe ones place and the tens place—to master basic addition and subtraction. It was a rewarding experience for all concerned.

If you’re interested. please contact Beth Davis (etdavis6@earthlink.net or 404 687-8641; email preferred), and let her know about any special interests and talents you have, your availability, and your preference in terms of subject and grade level.

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