By Briana Kerensky, Communities In Schools National. The beginning of January is always a time of self-reflection. We look back at the past year to evaluate what we accomplished (or maybe didn’t accomplish) and create resolutions for the new year. We promise ourselves we will exercise more, read more books, and spend less time in […]

By Joan Tornow, Board Member, Communities In Schools of Federal Way. As a volunteer for Communities In Schools of Federal Way, I mentored a young student named Marvella.* When she moved to Auburn, I was happy to learn that Auburn also had a strong Communities In Schools program through which I could continue supporting this […]

By Cori Uddenberg, Volunteer, Communities In Schools of Peninsula Pencil to paper, marker to dry erase board, finger to calculator. The medium changes constantly. Never the same in process but always the same in answer: math. I teach her how to add mixed numbers, divide decimals. She teaches me to love the life I have. […]

What could make a rainy wednesday afternoon more fun for students? How about a room stocked with foosball tables, pool tables, and ping pong? Perhaps arts and crafts stations? You could throw in a gym, complete with a moon bounce and an inflatable obstacle course. Now add in the key ingredient–their respective mentors–and bingo, this […]

Give your time, Mentor a child, Make a Difference National Mentoring Month is the time each year when our nation officially puts the spotlight on the importance of mentors and the need of every child to have a caring adult in his or her life. Think of the mentors in your life – a neighbor, […]