Introducing "Homework Helpers" a new program for Elementary Students and High School Students!

[BERKELEY HEIGHTS], NJ, [JANUARY 10, 2018] – The Summit Area YMCA is committed to nurturing the potential of the children in our communities. Our programs are built to help them learn, grow and thrive in a safe, nurturing environment. With this end in mind, our Berkeley Heights branch is introducing a new program this year called Homework Helpers!

This new program began as an effort to get more teens involved in the Y. It’s a way for high school students to gain valuable experience tutoring and as well as interacting with children, benefiting themselves and their community. As Homework Helpers, high school students provide homework help and assistance to elementary students in our aftercare programs.

High schoolers may sign up for specific time slots throughout the school year and for as many hours/days as they wish. Time slots will be from 4-5 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Upon signing in, High School students will take a seat at the “Homework Help” table where our elementary students can come for homework questions and assistance.

All high school students are welcome to become part of this wonderful volunteer opportunity! For more information on Homework Helpers, please contact: Melissa Kardos, Volunteer Coordinator (P) 908 464 8373 x 2230 (E) Melissa.Kardos@theSAY.org

In addition to the Homework Helpers program, teens (ages 14-16) looking for more community service hours, can participate in the Y’s VolunTeen’s program. In this program teens assist with helping out in sports classes, marketing and social media campaigns, swimming classes and more. Please go to www.thesay/org/volunteering/volunteens for more information.

Our Y volunteers are advocates for a better tomorrow! They selflessly share their time, talent and treasure to advance the Y’s cause and to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and families locally in need of a helping hand. Become a Volunteer today! For more information on our Volunteer Programs https://www.thesay.org/Volunteering.

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About the Summit Area YMCA
The Summit Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations. Founded in 1886, the Summit Area YMCA has a history steeped in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income and background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Each year, we serve more than 10,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the communities of Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Millburn, Springfield, Short Hills, Summit, Gillette, and Stirling. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those with demonstrated need. To strengthen your community and provide others with the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive, make your tax-deductible donation today at www.theSAY.org/give.