The one and only Kenny On ’15 writes in:
The North End Action Team (NEAT) mentoring program is recruiting guy mentors! The NEAT mentoring program is a program in which Wesleyan students are matched up with kids age 6 to 11 from the Middletown community to do fun things together such as go out for ice cream, do sports, watch movies, and much more. It is a program very similar to Big Brothers and Big Sisters except catered towards kids who could use a positive influence in their lives that reside in the North End of Middletown. The program is in need of guy mentors who can serve as role models!
The only requirements are that you like to spend time with kids and are regularly available for at least two hours on a weekly basis. Please feel free to contact with any questions.
Deadline: Friday, Feb. 7
Chloe Rinehart ’14 and Lucy Britt ’14 are ready for you to get ready for Let’s Get Ready:
Did you love the SAT? Probably not. Do you love college? We’re guessing so. Want to help local high school students prepare for the SAT so that they can get into and love college too??
Apply to be a coach—a tutor, mentor, role-model—with Let’s Get Ready!, a non-profit organization that provides free SAT preparation and college admissions counseling to socioeconomically disadvantaged and otherwise under-served high school students. The Wesleyan program of LGR partners with Upward Bound to work with rising high school seniors from Middletown, Platt, and Maloney High Schools on the SAT, college applications, and financial aid information.
As a coach, you will be committing to volunteer with us once a week for 2.5 hours, teaching a group of 4-5 students either the Math or Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT.
Come volunteer with LGR! Applications can be found at this link, and are tentatively due Friday, January 25th!
Deadline: January 25
Ariel Jacobson ’15 is eyeing you for Eye to Eye and, eye, there will be pizza. Eye would go if eye were you.
Do you have ADHD or a Learning Disability (Dyslexia, processing disorders, etc)? Then join Eye to Eye! Our training is this Wednesday, October 17th at 3:00 in 41 Wyllys Room 113. There will be so much pizza you won’t believe your eyes (to eyes). COME COME COME!
Eye to Eye is the only national mentoring movement that pairs kids with ADHD and learning disabilities like dyslexia with college students who have been similarly labeled. Using an arts-based curriculum, Eye to Eye mentors help their mentees understand what it means to be a different thinker: to value their own unique minds by building their self- esteem and giving them the skills to become self-advocates.
Date: Wednesday, October 17
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113
Bored? Looking forward to a new year already? Good ol’ Sam Ebb ’13 has an enticing offer for ya:
So, whether you want to admit it or not, everyone was once a freshman and had questions like how do I get involved with bands, what is slam poetry, how do I join the Argus, I love to dance/sing/write blogs/take pictures of things/do awesome things with flaming hoola-hoops/etc., but how do I get involved? Didn’t you wish you had an upperclassmen who did exactly that thing to show you the ropes and tell you where you needed to go to get started?
A solution to this: Cardinal Connect (fill out the 10 second sign-up form here). It is a program that pairs upperclassmen with freshmen in an area of extra curricular interest. It is there to provide a foot in the door with whatever the freshmen are interested and get them started. The best part for upperclassmen: minimal time commitment! You are only expected to meet with your freshman once a month and that can be over lunch on any day in whatever informal setting you choose and whatever date and time is most convenient for you. You don’t have to be their best friend and you don’t have to dedicate your life to cultivating your freshman protégé (though you can if you want), you are simply there to help them get started and serve as a resource to answer questions.
To all you science-lovers, Rachel Olfson ’14 would like you to come learn about a neat way to engage with the outside-Wesleyan community:
Do you like the warm- fuzzy feeling of volunteering to teach children? Do you think science is awesome? Have you always wanted to taste liquid nitrogen ice cream? If so, come learn more at the Wesleyan Science Outreach information session next Monday. The club teaches interactive, hands-on lesson plans designed by Wesleyan students to kids who attend afterschool programs at five different local elementary schools, including Macdonough School, Wilbert Snow Elementary School, Spencer School and more!
Volunteering can be done any day of the week (except weekends) from 4pm-5:45pm.
When: Monday, Feb. 6, 8:30 PM – 9:15 PM
Where: Usdan 108
Questions or Comments about joining? Feel free to contact Charles Baron at cbaron(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Rachel Olfson at rolfson(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Don’t you just love fuzzy anthropomorphic color-gasmed muppets? On a side note, Angela Allan ’11 writes
Want a super-cool friend, age 8-12? NEAT Mentoring pairs Wesleyan students with kids from the North End of Middletown to hang out on a weekly basis and form long-lasting relationships. If you’re interested, come to a short info session at 4:15 pm on Feb 31st at the Office of Community Partnerships.
If you can’t make it, email mentoringneat(at)gmail(dot)com.
Date: Jan. 31
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place: Office of Community Partnerships conference room (167 High St.)
Yeah fuzzy friendships.