You can make a difference in the life of a child. STARS Intergen, a local
nonprofit agency, is recruiting adults to volunteer in RCS classrooms and
after school homework clubs, helping students with reading and other
academic subjects. STARS also is recruiting community members to mentor
college-bound high school students who could benefit from support and
guidance during the college search and application process.
STARS (Seniors Teaching and Reaching Out to Students) classroom volunteers work under the direction of a teacher to help students with reading and other academic subjects. Volunteers are needed in grades Pre-K through 5 at the A.W. Becker and P.B. Coeymans Elementary Schools and grades 6 through 8 grade at the RCS Middle School. Classroom schedules are flexible and are based on the volunteer’s availability. Volunteers are welcome to help out a couple of hours once a week or as often as you want.
High school mentors do not have to make a big time commitment. Once a volunteer has met a student, much of the mentoring can be done by telephone and e-mail to help the student explore college options and career choices. A little bit of guidance can make a tremendous difference in a student’s goals and career path while enriching the life of the mentor.
STARS Intergen is based in Glenmont and provides intergenerational programming for the RCS School District. Last year forty volunteers contributed more than 3,500 hours of service to the district’s students. For additional information, contact Director Karen Harmon at (518) 439-1505 or email@example.com.