Operation P.E.A.C.E. Summer Program Off to a Great Start but Needs More Volunteers

UUCA volunteers have tutored and helped teach at-risk elementary school children in the Old Fourth Ward (O4W) for 20+ years – where our Hope-Hill Elementary School children live. For the past two years, we have volunteered at Operation P.E.A.C.E., one of UUCA’s O4W partners, a non-profit organization that provides free summer enrichment programs – including academic training as well as fun activities, nourishing food, and a safe environment – for some of the poorest children in the Southeast.

This year UUCA members/friends again are volunteering at Operation P.E.A.C.E.’s Summer Academy from Mon., June 9th, to Friday, August 1st. Will you join us?

OPEACE is one of only four sites selected in Georgia for “Zero Robotics” – a special program sponsored by M.I.T., NASA, and DARPA among others. To help get this project “off the ground,” we especially need STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math) classroom volunteers in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to approximately 4:15 p.m. any day Mon. through Thursday for “Zero Robotics” sessions with middle-school and teen students. Their task: Using lasers and/or gravity, design a system to deflect or destroy any meteor headed for earth. (Remember the damage done by a meteor that struck earth 65 mya and the end of the Dinosaur Age?)

Volunteer classroom helpers also are needed for English language arts/reading, math, science, and art between 9 a.m. and noon Mon., Tues., and Thurs. (Fridays are “Fun Friday” when children go on field trips and attend special events, so volunteers are not needed on Fridays.)

If you are interested in volunteering please complete this form. Once the form is received, a required negative background check form will be sent to you by email.

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