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Spring 2018 PLAY After-School Program Sites

Our office offers 5 different PLAY (Positive Learning for Active Youth) after school programs that our EIU Panthers provide the person power for. We are looking for volunteers who can make a weekly 2-hour commitment for 10 weeks during the semester. As a PLAY volunteer, you have the opportunity to be a mentor to local elementary aged kids, help them with their homework, act as a role model and build genuine relationships with kids who need a positive connection with an adult! See below for site descriptions, days and times! Please visit the application or email volunteer@eiu.edu with any questions you may have!


YOUNG ATHLETES
(Mark Twain Elementary School, Wednesdays 1:45-3:15, grades Pre-K and Kindergarten)


Young Athletes is an innovative sports play program for children ages 2-7 with intellectual disabilities and their peers, designed to introduce them into the world of sports. The Young Athletes program is designed to address various specific levels of play, including physical activities focused on developing fundamental motor tracking and eye-hand coordination. Our program is modeled on the Special Olympic Young Athlete program, and more detail can be found here: http://www.soill.org/young-athletes/

 

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SALVATION ARMY
(Tuesdays 3-5:15pm (Mattoon site), grades K through 5th grades)
(Thursdays 3-5pm (Charleston site), grades K through 5th grades)

Volunteers will be working with students in small groups to offer help with homework as well as working with students to develop social, emotional, and behavioral skills. Volunteers will continue to provide students with skills to help with time management and academic performance. 


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ASHMORE COMMUNITY CENTER
(Mondays 2-4:30pm, grades Kindergarten through 4th grades)

Volunteers will be working with students in small groups to offer help with homework as well as working with students to develop social, emotional, and behavioral skills. Volunteers will continue to provide students with skills to help with time management and academic performance. 

OAKLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
(Wednesdays 1:45-4:00pm, grades Kindergarten through 5th grades)

Volunteers will be working with students in small groups to offer help with homework as well as working with students to develop social, emotional, and behavioral skills. Volunteers will continue to provide students with skills to help with time management and academic performance.