Catawba County News
Volunteer Spotlight: Homework Helpers
Published: September 23, 2022
Homework Helpers are older students that volunteer with the library to help elementary and middle-school children with homework and reading practice. During the semester, we watch students flourish in this program, gaining confidence in themselves and their ability to tackle schoolwork. Students can stay with the program as long as they need to but tend to “graduate” after one or two semesters. Homework Helpers has been a program of mutual empowerment. Not only have the students benefited from this program but the tutors have as well.
The Main Library in Newton would like to spotlight two young ladies who serve our community as Homework Helpers.
“Genesis and Daya both participated for several years in our Homework Helpers program as mentees. They worked diligently with our volunteer tutors to enhance their reading comprehension skills and complete homework assignments. As hardworking and motivated individuals, they both grew in confidence and ability. So much so that Genesis and Daya were empowered to return to the program this year, not as students, but as tutors! To see these young ladies serve as role models and mentors, truly coming full circle to inspire and give back, is the epitome of what community is all about.”