Leggee Elementary School recently welcomed a dozen new volunteers from the local community at an orientation for its Buddy System program. The program pairs volunteers with small groups or individual students for one hour a week of work in reading or math.
“This program came from our Real-World Application Committee where we are making connections to the community,” said Leggee Principal Scott Iddings.
Huntley 158 volunteer coordinator Eileen Delahanty has helped recruit 17 volunteers for the program this year, including many residents of Sun City.
Some participants are new, and some are seasoned volunteers with the District.
“These are your buildings. These are your schools,” Delahanty told the volunteers at orientation. “And the best thing is that working with these children you will see the growth.”
Read more about the program in My Sun Day News.
Members of the community interested in volunteering with the Buddy System or any of the other numerous other opportunities throughout the District can contact Delahanty at (847) 659-6152 or firstname.lastname@example.org.