UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

STEM for Girls - Lunch and Learn

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 (11:45 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.)
Where: College of Lake County Grayslake Campus

STEM for Girls is a free event for girls in grades 7 through 12 who are interested in STEM programs. During the Lunch and Learn, volunteers will share how STEM degrees impact their companies. Volunteers representing a STEM related company come and share with girls and their parents about STEM careers, internships, and scholarship opportunities offered at their companies.

Job Shadow Days with Educational Talent Search/TRIO

This is a unique opportunity for companies to have maximum direct engagement with High School students over one morning. Time spent with a volunteer professional is extremely valuable to students who are eager to learn more about how their futures can look and feel. This opportunity will allow a company and its volunteers to participate in this philanthropic initiative while maintaining daily operations with minimal interruptions.

Educational Talent Search/TRIO at College of Lake County serves 1st Generation college bound students from Zion-Benton Township High School, North Chicago High School, Round Lake High School, and Waukegan High School. For this partnership, we would like to identify one location per High School between January and April.

Robert Abbott Middle School Student Groups Guest Speakers

Monthly speakers are essential to this after school program. Community Leaders engage students in discussion focusing around career exploration, creating future pathways, and encourage leadership and success in school. Speakers will visit Abbott Middle School between January and May.

Dr. Seuss Readers

On March 1, 2019, we’ll participate in Dr. Seuss’ Birthday and Read Across America Day by collaborating with our school partners to bring guest readers into classrooms, and the readers share their love of reading with the students. Volunteers will share their love of reading with Kindergarten through 3rd grade children.

Science Speaker

During the last week of April, local scientists volunteer to make presentations to local students about their careers. Many students struggling with poverty are unaware of career options available to them. Volunteers help to spark an interest in science and motivate students to do well in school by demonstrating the direct connection between academics and future success. Science Speakers currently volunteer in 5th grade classrooms in the following Waukegan schools: Clearview, Glen Flora, Glenwood and North.

OTHER ONE-TIME OPPORTUNITIES

Career Speakers

Career Speakers are successful local professionals who demonstrate the value of staying in school and illustrate the direct connection between academics and future success. Speakers will visit Waukegan schools in the Spring.

Early Learning Club Bags Assembly

Every Spring, the Success By 6 team attends the ChildServ conference that is held for home daycare providers in the area where we are able to give them Early Learning Club materials for them to utilize at their home daycares. We will distribute bags of materials and we need your help to assemble them.

Fill the Bus - School Supply and Backpack Drive

Back to School means school supplies! We need your help to Fill the Bus with backpacks and school supplies for local students. These resources are vital to student success and educational performance. UWLC will provide a list of items to collect. Rally your troops and start a school supply drive to Fill the Bus!  Takes place June through July 26.

Fill the Bus

The bus is coming on July 26 to collect all school supplies collected by area companies from the Fill the Bus school supply and backpack drive. Volunteers will meet the bus with donations and Fill the Bus!

Unpack the Bus

On July 26, Follow the bus or meet back at the designated location to assist with unpacking the bus. Small groups of volunteers will remove the collected donations off the bus and into the school to prepare for student distribution.

Reading Buddies

Learning the joy of reading is an important piece of Kindergarten Countdown Camp and we need volunteers to demonstrate how much fun reading a book can be! Volunteers will spend an hour in a KCC classroom reading with kindergartners.

  • Summer, school hours

Classroom Reading Days

Small volunteer groups can read to a class and lead an activity. This project will allow children to begin a process of engaging with professional individuals who can share with them the importance and fun of reading!

  • Time frame dependent on school flexibility

Packing Days

When: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Where: Juarez Middle School

Waukegan Public Schools (WPS60) collects donated school supplies from local families and organizations. Spend time packing donated school supplies into backpacks for the Back to School and Resource Fair backpack distribution.

Generosity Feeds

When: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Where: Juarez Middle School

WPS60 is hosting a Generosity Feeds meal packing event to feed Lake County children and their families throughout the year.

WPS60's Back to School Kick-Off and Resource Fair

When: Saturday, August 10, 2019

The Back to School Kick Off and Resource Fair is an annual event where local families can register to pick up a backpack and learn about local community resources. Volunteers will assist with distribution of backpacks as well as help in booths and the play area. Donations of raffles items also welcome.

Interested in Volunteering?

Contact Bobbi Selvik at (847) 775-1022 or Bobbi.Selvik@uwlakeco.org.

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