By Kimberly Paulk, Senior Connector at SHARECharlotte.com, a free, easy and local website that makes it easy to learn about and engage with our local nonprofits
Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them. – Richard L. Evans
It’s summer and school is almost done for the year. For a lot of young kids, that’s cause for celebration. But for many elementary school age children from low income immigrant and refugee apartment communities in Charlotte, the school break means they face a long, hot summer at home, on their own, while their parents go to work.
This is where the Learning Help Center of Charlotte steps in, with a summer camp program designed to help these students with six weeks of academic enrichment and fun. This isn’t the only way the Learning Help Centers of Charlotte focuses on the needs of this part of our community. Throughout the year they offer programs for after-school support, tutoring, creative arts and sports camps, and spiritual enrichment.
But right now – they would love folks to help make this summer a great one! There are some easy ways to get involved, including opportunities for student volunteers age 13 and up. Get details below, and see SHARE Charlotte for more info.
Reading Program Volunteers – Adults and teens (age 13 years and older) can get involved by spending just a few hours on Monday afternoons reading and playing educational games with kids age 5 to 10.
Book Donations – Children’s educational and chapter books are always welcome. To donate English-language books, bring them along with you when you volunteer for the Reading Program.