Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
August 14, 2009
I am proud to say that Cooper City High's FFEA group will begin their fourth year mentoring students at Embassy Lakes Elementary. The materials are abundant, and the support staff (Heather)is efficent and helpful.A greater variety of books would be appreciated by my returning mentors!:) The program has enriched my high school mentors, and allowed them to earn valuable community service hours. For many it has provided career exploration. It has also provided individualized instruction that surely has increased the elementary students love of books, self esteem, and reading skills.Our program is fortunate to have an exceptional supportive partnership. Embassy's Principal, Mr Becker, encouraged the program by providing space, and a wonderfully talented and compassionate reading specialist,(Cheryl Retchin), to assist with identification of mentees, paperwork, and supervision!! The teamwork between the schools has made it an exceptional program!!
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
watching the rapport develop between my mentors and the elementary mentees!
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
wonderfully cooperative and dedicated to making th progam a success!
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Recruit, train, and supervise high school mentors.