Volunteer Spotlight by Karla Dennis

This week we had the pleasure of hosting 12 awesome 8th graders as they helped us out in the classrooms and built relationships with our kiddos. This is the 4th year that our friends at Lighthouse Ministries sent us Alex Steiner and his team of middle school kids from Central Christian School in Kidron.  It is always such a blessing to have them amongst us.  Watching friendships blossom and witnessing the serving hearts of these young people is such a joy. 

There seemed to be a full hair salon going on in the 3rd grade room!  Our kids loved doing the hair of their new friends. This was after all homework was done, of course!  Marviaire (5th grade) enjoyed being challenged by Mr. Alex with math problems.  He was so proud to inform us that he was doing 7th grade math and couldn’t get enough! Our 1st and 2nd graders soaked up the love while being read to, playing and creating. 

We had far fewer behavior referrals this week, and I am certain it was because of all the one-on-one time our friends helped us to provide.

These incredible students remind us how much of an impact your volunteer hours have on our kids. If volunteering is something that interests you, we’d love to have you at our volunteer training coming up April 2nd at 6pm. You too could help a student achieve new goals academically, help a child create a piece of art, or encourage confidence and leadership in a student. To let us know you are coming to training just click below. Hope to see you there!