Impacting the Lives of Children

During 2009, 190 Arrowhead RSVP volunteers gave 4,159 hours of service working with children at 26 elementary schools, Head Start programs, and pre-schools in the three counties of the Arrowhead Region. They helped with homework after school, read to and with children in groups or individually, tutored in math, served as a pen pal, or assisted the teacher with other learning activities, impacting the lives of an estimated 3,000 young Americans. In addition, another 199 RSVP members assisted organizations which provide food and clothing to disadvantaged children and their families, and 7 work as youth leaders with 4-H, Girl Scouts, etc.

-Bonnie Ebnet