Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) is an organization based on the premise that public education is everyone’s business. We all have a stake in the success or failure of our public schools. VIPS is a great way for law students, as members of the Baton Rouge community, to support public education and to earn community service hours.
Check it out here: http://vips.ebrschools.org/.
Ways to get involved:
School Improvement Opportunities
PILS will partner with VIPS for several school improvement projects this year. These projects include: painting, cleaning, landscaping, decorating, etc. Stay tuned for more information!
Volunteers provide individualized reading assistance for first-, second- and third-grade students who read below grade level. VIPS recruits, orients, and places volunteer Reading Friends in public schools to share the joy of reading and improve reading skills.
Approximate time commitment: Attend a 1 hour training session and read with your student at least 2 times per month.
Contact: Tony Pryer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-226-4703.
Volunteers provide individualized math assistance for second and third graders who teachers have identified as struggling to understand basic math concepts. VIPS recruits, trains, and assigns volunteer Math Friends to serve in public schools. The volunteer works with his/her student weekly using items from the VIPS’ Math Kit in order to reinforce math concepts.
Approximate time commitment: Attend a 1 hour training session and spend 45 minutes to 1 hour with your student each week.
Contact: Jessica Wojtkiewicz at email@example.com or 225-226-4701.