KBHB BIG 81
LISTEN LIVE
-
KBHB ON DEMAND
facebook



School district recruits seniors to help kids


News Staff - August 28, 2018

RAPID CITY, S.D.  – Age is just a number. And when you hear about a senior program in high schools, it’s more often than not about, well, seniors.

In the Rapid City Area Schools, the district is looking for senior citizen volunteers for this school year.  According to administrators, the Rapid City Area Schools believes students grow academically and emotionally when they interact regularly with senior citizens.

Seniors can assist students from kindergarten through the 12th grade level.  Student development areas include reading intervention, math tutoring, science exploration and student mentoring.

A study completed by Generations United shows that young people who work with seniors often score better on reading tests, perform better overall in school and are more likely to be ahead academically.

Senior volunteers also have the opportunity to work in office settings, after-school programs, chaperoning or one-time events such as dances or family nights.

People can apply to volunteer by going to this link: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1144293535

RCAS is also expanding its “Gold Card” program, which allows seniors to get into any Rapid City Area School District sponsored event for free. The card will now be free to seniors age 60 and older.

To get a card, senior citizens can stop by the district's Human Resources Office at the City-School Administration building between 8 and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Individuals must bring their ID to receive a card.

The district also plans to offer special “Senior Night” performances of plays and other arts events.



kbhbradio.com
Phone number: 605-347-4455
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: 1612 Junction Avenue, Suite #1
Sturgis, SD 57785
  BIG 81 ON FACEBOOK
  WEATHER
  MARKET NEWS