Education - City of Dallas

Education: Elementary & Secondary

Highland Hills After-school Program, teach and grow with students

You will spend one-to-one time with a student on a bi-weekly basis to help them develop their literacy skills and teach them a love of reading and books. This is a highly rewarding opportunity as you will see children's reading gradually improve.
Apr 08, 2019  4:00PM
2.5 Hours
1 Shifts Available
Volunteers Who Stepped Up
  • Lucretia Miller
  • Peyton Berry
  • Shayla Mitchell
  • Thiago Petermann
  • Veronica Gaskey

More Details

Welcome to our new Community Engagement Center! 

 Thanks for allowing us to share this opportunity with you. 

 We would love to have you!

This is a highly rewarding opportunity as you will see the young people‚Äôs reading gradually improve and their confidence grow You will have the chance to share a love of reading and books with people who may not have received this sort of encouragement in the past. 

 Duties:

To spend one-to-one time with a student on a regular basis to help them develop their literacy skills and teach them a love of reading and books.

 Personal Qualities Required: 

You need to be: 

  • Patient and encouraging 
  • A good communicator with excellent listening skills 
  • Able to work one-to-one with young people at their pace 
  • Passionate about literacy and its importance
  • Fluent in English and a competent reader

 About Us:

 This opportunity is spearheaded by City of Dallas AmeriCorps VISTAS. The VISTA program was formed as part of Mayor Rawlings growSouth initiative. The plan consists of ten goals that primarily focus on people, investments, and location to drive economic growth.  The mission is to reinvigorate and inspire the neighborhoods of traditionally under-served regions by building capacity and promoting community safety.

 The after-school program is a community partnership effort with residents to increase literacy, parent involvement and address community safety. Youth in grades 1st-12th participate 5 days a week at no cost. Our primary focus of the program is, reading fluency, STAAR testing strategies, mentoring, and parent enrichment/involvement.   

 

(Volunteers are NOT required to make donations.)

 

VOLUNTEERS WHO WOULD LIKE TO MAKE DONATIONS PLEASE READ BELOW:

For those who are interested in our program needs, we can make arrangements to pick up any donations you would like to contribute.  Would you be willing to partner with us? If so, we are asking you to donate any of the following items:

 PRE-PACKAGED SNACKS

  • 8 fl oz mini WATER bottles
  • Sandwich size Zip Lock Bags,
  • Hand-Sanitizer,
  • Hand Wipes,
  • Reading Chairs/Bean-bags,
  • Gently used Laptops,
  • Gently used keyboards,

  • READING CHALLENGE Rewards:
  • Gift Certificates
  • Small gifts/Toys
  • Concert tickets

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