Option#1: Advocates for Children and Lakeland Stars Tutoring and Mentoring Program.
Who: 25 students from the AFC Program, and 20 Paint Branch Elementary
When: Thursdays from 3:15 to 5:30 pm
Where: Chestertown and Belaire Lounges
Start Tutoring: Thursday, September 24, 1998.
Contact Person: Elizabeth Brenden 4-5909 email@example.com
Description: Research shows that moderate to high-risk students who participate in college outreach programs increase their odds of enrolling in a four-year college nearly two-fold. The new and improved Lakeland Stars program will pair twenty Advocates with twenty second through sixth graders for a mentoring/tutoring program, with five Advocates working as student coordinators and activity planners. Advocates and Lakeland Stars pairs will spend the first hour on homework, and the second on fun and recreational activities.
Option #2: Children's Developmental Clinic
Who: Unlimited number of Advocates and children from the community seeking
developmental support of all kinds.
When: Saturday mornings from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: On Campus, Downstairs Gym-North Gymnasium.
Clinic Starts: Saturday, September 26, 1998
Contact Person: Dr. Paul Hahn, 301-405-2442
This is a well seasoned, excellent opportunity for students to work one-on-one with children ages infant to 12 years old. Clinicians receive pre-clinic training. Pairs practice developmental skills including motor, academic, and creative skills. The clinic approach to working with children is in the area of motor development in a one-to-one individualized "fun with a friend" program.
Option #3: St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home
Who: Unlimited number of Advocates and children who reside at St. Ann's,
new-born through eight years old.
When: Anytime during the week, between 10:00 and 7:00, exluding the lunch hour.
Where: St. Ann's, 4901 Eastern Avenue, Hyattsville, MD
Contact Person: Elizabeth Brenden 4-5909
St. Ann's is a residential program for pregnant and new teen moms. There are day-care, preschool, and developmental services for children and counseling, parenting, certification, job skills, and GED classes for the parents. Students may work with infants and children in classrooms, nurseries, or living areas. There is also the possibility to tutor parents for their GED exams, 5-9 pm in the libraries or group lounges.
Option #4: Greenbelt Cares
Who: 10 Advocates and neighborhood children
When: Tutors can choose the times and dates once they are assigned to a student-parent team.
Where: McKeldin Library.
Contact Person: Judye Hering 301-345-6660
Greenbelt CARES offers a free tutoring program for students from Prince George's county. The coordinator, Judye Hering, provides excellent training and support for the volunteers. Students are assigned to tutors by geographic location and subject preference. Judye organizes the pairs for this one-on-one tutoring activity.
Option #5: The Caring Project:
Who: Unlimited number of Advocates, and at-risk children from Langley
When: Fridays from 2:30-5:30 pm.
Where: Hope Lutheran Church
Contact Person: Rev. Beth Platz, 5-8448
The Caring Project works with children in the nearby Langley Park community. Volunteers are needed for the Friday tutoring/mentoring sessions. These weekly visits are designed to increase children's self-esteem and encourage them to continue their education. There are many opportunities for bilingual Spanish-English volunteers to use their language skills. There are many children from this neighborhood who need support!
Option #6: The After-school Tutoring/Soccer Program
Who: Unlimited Advocates and immigrant children from Langley Park.
When: Mondays through Fridays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Where: Langley Park Boys and Girls Club
Contact Person: Ronald Luna 301-434-8595
The Langley Park community has a large immigrant population. Two UMCP students started a joint after-school tutoring and soccer program for the elementary school girls and boys. UMCP tutors first work with the children on homework, and then help coach them at soccer practice. Games take place on Saturday mornings, and students are invited to referee the games if they wish.
Other ideas? Find six other Advocates and propose your group's idea to Al Gardner (freshmen) or Elizabeth Brenden (sophomores).