If you have been reading ROP’s eblasts over the last several years, you know that our relationship with Crawford Elementary School has become an important part of ROP’s ministry and community development efforts. On Friday, we received some additional evidence that our relationship is also important to our friends at Crawford. It came in the form of a request from Crawford’s Communities In Schools Site Coordinator, Alma Palma, asking for our help in providing help with their Homework Club on Friday afternoons. Here is what she sent me.
“Crawford’s homework club is an informal program designed to assist students with their homework. We get together every Friday from 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm. During the homework club children work on their own, and if they need help, they raise their hand and we come and assist them. We do not intent to teach, and there are no specific qualifications. We have about 25 students right now, but we are getting more. We need at least 4 to 6 volunteers per session. But the more we have the better it is.”
I know this is similar to our request for Reading Mentors on Wednesday afternoons, but I still wanted to get this request out there for our Denver friends to consider because (1) we want to help the school and its children in any way we can, and (2) in the hope there may be some available during the requested time frame (1:15 to 2:15 on Fridays) that may not be available for Reading Mentoring (3:15 to 4:45 on Wednesdays).
If you are interested or simply have questions, please email me and Alma Palma at [email protected].
Thanks for your consideration of this request on behalf of our friends at Crawford Elementary.
By the way, we still have room for more Reading Mentors on Wednesdays. Even if you cannot do it this semester, but think it would work next semester, please let me know. We would love to add you to our Mentor Team.