Volunteer Event: Books and Bagels!
Date: Saturday, May 19th
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Drake LIbrary
Young Professionals Connection will be partnering with the Des Moines “I Have A Dream” Foundation for their “Books and Bagels” event. Volunteers will enjoy bagels and doughnuts with the kids, and then listen as the students read aloud. Volunteers and students will also participate in a hands on craft activity for the Raccoon Valley animal shelter.
To sign up, register through our event calendar!
Questions? Please contact Sunni Swarbrick, Charitable Committee Chair
Des Moines “I Have A Dream” Foundation
The "I Have A Dream" Foundation empowers children in low-income communities to achieve higher education and fulfill their leadership potential by providing them with guaranteed tuition support and equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and habits they need to gain entry to higher education and succeed in college and beyond.
Once funding is secured, we identify and “adopt” groups of low-income elementary school children deemed to be at high risk of becoming school dropouts. We establish a comprehensive program of tutoring, mentoring and enrichment for that group and agree to provide comprehensive long-term program support for every child from elementary school through high school. I Have a Dream’s ultimate goal is for each Dreamer to graduate from high school prepared to pursue a higher education or a fulfilling career.
WEBSITE: DESMOINESDREAMS.ORG / DESMOINESIHAD.WORDPRESS.COM
IHAD is currently seeking volunteers in June 2012 to help with the chess club we’re forming as part of our summer school program.
Ongoing volunteer needs:
-IHAD hosts a monthly “books and bagels” literacy event during the school year and sometimes have a need for reading buddies.
-We have some mentorship opportunities for a few of our current Dreamers, which involves a commitment of three times a week.
-We need chaperones for various enrichment events throughout the year.
VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS, IF ANY: Mentors require a background check