Thursday, March 2, 2017

It's not too late to be a "lunch buddy" mentor or tutor

One hour per week can help a student be successful in school

What are you doing during your lunch break? Running errands? Eating at your desk? Spending time mentoring a student in a local school?

Why not turn your lunch break into an opportunity to have a positive impact on the life of a child? Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD) LINKS Mentoring Program is looking for volunteers. In as little as one hour per week, you could positively impact the life of a child in our community.

LINKS stands for Looking Into the Needs of Kids and Schools. Funded by the Lake Washington Schools Foundation (LWSF), LINKS is the LWSD community mentoring program. It places adult community members into academic mentor, lunch buddy and tutoring programs throughout LWSD. Become a LINKS volunteer today!
We are currently in need of lunch buddies at the following schools: Keller Elementary (Kirkland), Mead Elementary (Sammamish), Rush Elementary (Redmond) and Twain Elementary (Kirkland).
Here are some other ways you can help:
·         Become an academic mentor: Academic mentors are carefully matched with a student at the middle or high school level. This volunteer opportunity takes place during the school day. The timeframe can vary from 30 minutes to an hour. Core classes (math, reading, science and writing) are often the subjects where students need extra help.
·         Become a tutor. Tutoring provides academic support to one student or a group of students, typically focusing on one subject. This volunteer opportunity is held during school hours or during an after school study program in an assigned area.
Most volunteer opportunities are 45-60 minutes per week. Volunteers are asked to commit to their assignment through the end of the school year. Make a difference in a school near you by becoming a LINKS volunteer.

To learn more about LINKS volunteer opportunities, visit the LINKS page on the Lake Washington School District website at: To register for an upcoming volunteer orientation, email Nanci Wehr or call 425-936-1410.
The LINKS (Looking into the Needs of Kids and Schools) volunteer program is part of the Lake Washington School District (LWSD), with funding provided by the Lake Washington Schools Foundation. LINKS matches interested applicants with volunteer opportunities in our schools. As a LINKS volunteer, you provide additional support needed by students to achieve academic and personal success now and in the future.

-- Shannon Parthemer, Communications Manager  (425) 936-1300


Bob Yoder said...

When I was a lunch buddy, he touched my heart and made my day too.

Denise W said...

We loved having you help in class, too!!!