Posts Tagged ‘education’

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Celebrate Read Across America Day!

February 22, 2013

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Next Friday, March 1st, is Read Across America Day and there are many ways to share the love of reading with youth in the Las Vegas Valley!  Check out these opportunities:

“Seussical” Ooblick  with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas at First Friday

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas volunteer program presents a Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration activity and informational booth for First Friday of Las Vegas. The booth’s purpose is to educate the community on ways to become involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas as well as be introduced to our arts program. During the First Friday activity families and volunteers will have the ability to create Ooblick in a very “Seussical” science activity, as well as hosting a corner area where volunteers and children will be encouraged to read the stories of Dr.Seuss with a microphone in honor of his birthday month.  Come out and participate in the event at 7:00 pm in the Kids’ Corner First Friday pavilion.

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Reading Week Readers at M.J. Christensen Elementary School

Celebrate Reading Week by volunteering at M.J. Christensen Elementary School as a guest reader!  Take a break from your day to volunteer for a 30 minute interval between 9:00-3:00pm during the week.  In those 30 minutes, you’ll help further lifelong learning and the enjoyment of reading with a classroom of students.  Volunteers will read to children in their classes and help count reading tickets.  Click here to see availability and sign up!

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Setting Students Up For Success

September 19, 2012

Autumn in Las Vegas may not bring crisp, cool air and leaves changing color on the trees, but it does usher in the beginning of a new school year.  Each fall, thousands of students in Clark County School District head back to class, but many of them don’t have the tools they need to succeed.  As they headed back to school themselves, UNLV students saw an opportunity to serve five elementary schools through their Adopt-A-School programRebel Service Council, UNLV CSUN Student Government, United Way of Southern Nevada, and Findlay Toyota teamed up to sponsor a school supply drive and Stuff the Truck event.

With amazing support from the community, Stuff the Truck was a success and little Rebels around the valley are off to a great start this school year!

Some of the many donated supplies included:                  

Binders: 133                                  Folders: 454

Backpacks: 43                               Glue: 127 bottles

Calculators: 33                              Markers: 136 boxes

Colored Pencils: 19 boxes              Notebooks: 362

Crayons: 193 boxes                       Paper: 153 reams

Dividers: 118 sets                          Pencils: 350 boxes

File Folders: 100                             Pens: 169 packages

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Helping the Community Go Back To School

August 22, 2011

On Saturday, August 20th, the City of North Las Vegas held their 13th Annual Community Back to School Health and Education Fair at the College of Southern Nevada-Cheyenne Campus. Thousands of participants starting arriving as early as 5:30 a.m. to register their school aged children for this amazing event. Once making their way through the line and receiving wristbands to pick up their new backpacks; which were donated from Wal Mart; they joined the crowds inside various CSN buildings. Numerous vendors such as Sam’s Club were on hand to give kids free haircuts, dental exams, eye exams, immunization shots, physicals and other services necessary to enroll in school! Not only were parents able to get these services at no cost, but vendors such as Lowe’s were on hand to do craft projects which the kids could enjoy on site or take home and build with their family at a later time. In addition to the necessities, a variety of businesses were on hand to make families aware of what great activities that Clark County has to offer. Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead Recreation Area and camps for children dealing with hardships were just a few of those distributing information. Finally, parents also had the opportunity to gather information to help their child grow at each stage of their life. From specific instructions on how to help their child succeed at each grade level, to problems they may encounter such as drugs and alcohol. Overall this day was an overwhelming success. Parents and kids were wearing huge smiles, drinking loads of water to stay cool, gathering tons of information and accomplishing everything necessary to enjoy that first day of school!

~Hilary

If you’d like to volunteer for other Back to School events or find other volunteer opportunities, visit the HandsOn Nevada Website at www.VolunteerCenterSN.org to find the right opportunity for you today!