Thursday, November 19, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity: Gary Elementary School

Date:  Thursday, December 17th
Time:  8:30-11 a.m.
Location: Gary Elementary School - 3740 W 31st St - Chicago 60623
Main building (school has 3 buildings, we will meet in the building with 4 floors)
Parking Lot available - if full use street parking
Dress Code: shirts/sweaters representing your college preferred
Contact: Luke Ahern (773) 474-2147

The format is as follows:

Classroom Speakers: Volunteers will be assigned in groups of 2-3 to speak to 3rd - 8th graders (2 rotations; @40 min each group; @30 students in each class visited). This will allow for students to receive different perspectives as to the college experience. It will also allow you to feel comfortable as you will be able to bounce ideas off of each other and answer questions (as well as initiate conversations during "awkward silences").

Panel discussion - 3-4 volunteers will be asked to speak to large groups in the auditorium (6th, 7th, 8th graders). The panel will focus on "Keys to Success"; What characteristics led you to be a college student? What do students need to do in grade school and HS in order to get to colllege? What opportunities have you had that may not have been possible if you were not in college? Please let me know if you would like to be part of the panel discussion.

Please complete the link below if you can participate!