We have several opportunities for volunteers/mentors.
Campus Based Group Mentoring or MUNCH
|CAMPUS||TIME ON CAMPUS||DAYS PER YEAR|
|THJ||30 minutes a week, each Tue||16|
|TMS||30 minutes a week, each Wed.||16|
|THS||30 minutes a week, each Thur.||16|
Campus Based Group Mentoring participants have lunch with a “pod” of 3 or 4 students 1X per Week. We play cards (UNO), quick easy art projects, eat and talk. Time goes by FAST. Lunch Times vary from 11am- 12:30p depending on the grade level. We also have one on one mentor opportunities.
Duck University provides a safe after-school program that integrates education and recreational activities for our Taylor youth. This after school program includes character education components, home-work centers,leadership activities, and incorporates the "40 Developmental Assets" research based program that encourages development of the whole child. Volunteer opportunities are available after 3 pm and generally last one hour.
MAPS is a community volunteer reading program designed to help second grade students at Pasemann Elementary School in Taylor. Mentors volunteer to help a student with reading, spelling and vocabulary. This year MAPS operates from 9:45 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Thursday of each week. Mentoring sessions last 30 minutes and volunteers can sign up for one session or several consecutive sessions.
This program is every three weeks on the Taylor High School campus. The program starts at 4. Help lend support to high school students struggling with the issues of raising children while staying on track in school. Iris Bunton and Debbie Kovar are the volunteer leads in this project.
This summer program is an off-campus literacy program designed to keep our students engaged and reading books during the summer months. It is operated by Audrey Sorrells, Ph.D. Education, and professor at the University of Texas. Under the Shade Tree begins in June and continues through the Summer Months. A typical volunteer shift would be 11-1, three days a week (Tues/Wed/Thurs) Perfect for college students and teachers.