Volunteers Sought for Jenks Tutoring and Mentoring

A program that enlists volunteers over age 55 is coordinating with John S. Jenks Elementary.

Jenks students will have an opportunity to have tutors and mentors, due to a program caller Retired Senior and Volunteer Program (RSVP). The program is seeking volunteer currently to coordinate volunteers throughout Philadelphia.

The Retired Senior & Volunteer Program (RSVP) which provides volunteers 55 and up, working or retired, with an opportunity to help out in their community, is conducting a special program to seek people to tutor or mentor students at the .

An event will be held at the school on Thursday, Oct. 4, beginning with registration and light breakfast at 9:30 a.m. to be followed by a one-hour program at 10.

Marcia Gross, project director for the Philadelphia area’s RSVP program, said, “If you’re 55 years or older and can volunteer from two to four hours per week, we’d love to talk with you about becoming part of this engaging and most worthwhile program.

“Helping to educate youngsters is not only personally gratifying to seniors, but it also helps to keep them mentally and physically active which is vitally important to their own well being as well,” Gross said. "It’s a win-win all the way around.”

Anyone interested in attending the special program to volunteer to tutor and or mentor, may contact Gross at 267-345-7787 or email her at mgross@kleinjcc.org.


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