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 the 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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.