Volunteering at Alcott
How You Can Help
Classroom tutor: Work on phonics and literacy skills as directed by the teacher with individual or small groups of students once/week or every other week. Opportunities available in Grade K - 5. Call Stephanie Kummer (248) 464-0497 for tour of school and more information.
Student Media Assistants
Media center volunteer: Assist students in selecting and checking out books every week or every other week. Work with Student Media Assistants. Contact Stephanie Kummer (see above) or Barb Linnenbrink at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAR Volunteer: Sit in classroom with a FAR art therapist and assist as needed. Fridays from 10:30am-12:30pm OR 12:30-2:30pm every other week. Contact Cindy Merten at email@example.com.
In the fall of 2006, Everybody's Church initiated a relationship with Louisa May Alcott Elementary School in Pontiac. It began with a small cadre of tutors and has expanded to more than three-dozen tutors working with the students on a weekly basis. In addition we have assisted in reopening their library, providing a computer lab, i-pads and funding for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program, appreciation meals for faculty, and food and clothing for children and families in need.
This fall we are participating in a district-wide Back to School Rally and, in partnership with Flagstar Bank, provided backpacks with school supplies for each Alcott student. Other events in partnership with the Pontiac community and other churches include Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter baskets of food.
Literacy tutors are needed to work with children one-on-one or in small groups. No experience is necessary. An introduction to the program and training are provided. Contact Cindy Merten (click here) for more information.
Prayers for the children, families and faculty of all Pontiac schools are always needed.