Each year, the President of the United States recognizes volunteers throughout the country with the President’s Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA). Somerville residents Alexandra Armstrong, Gabriel Begun and Xinyue Lu are among this year’s recipients. They shared their professional “know-how” with middle school students in low-income communities during after school hours. The mentorship and support they provide is helping close the opportunity gap which exists between students in underserved communities and their peers from more affluent communities.
“When you have the right equipment, you can do the job right,” says Christian Anzueto. “And, it makes you more excited for the job.” You might be surprised to learn the kind of equipment that’s made this 5th grader so excited. It’s not sports equipment, or gaming equipment. Christian is talking about goggles, gloves and lab aprons: basic science lab equipment.
DURHAM, N.C.-- On August 15, over 30 past and potential Citizen Teachers gathered for our Durham Back to School CT Social at Mez Contemporary Restaurant. Citizen Teachers networked with each other and interested individuals had a chance to hear from a panel of experienced volunteers.
“There’s no better feeling in the world than to see kids teach back what they learned at the WOW!” -James Reid, Credit Suisse Citizen Teacher
Interested in volunteering in Charlotte? Join us Wednesday, September 14 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Big Ben Pub (Atherton Mill, 2000 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203).