June 29 Town criers

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Newsleader to close

for July 2-6

The Newsleader office will be closed July 2-6. The office will reopen on July 9 and we will resume publishing every other week beginning July 13. Editions will also be published July 27, Aug. 10 and Aug. 24. Visit our website daily for up-to-the-minute news coverage at thenewsleaders.com.

Rewarding opportunity working with youth

Minnesota reading and math tutors are needed in schools throughout the St. Cloud area. These positions begin in August and continue through the end of June. Literacy tutors support PreK or K-3 students developing literacy skills, while math tutors help fourth- to eighth-graders increase their math skills. Literacy and math tutors earn a $597 (full-time plus) bi-weekly living allowance and up to $5,920 education award that can be used to repay federal student loans or further one’s education (members 55+ can transfer to a child or grandchild). Tutors are fully trained to deliver research-based interventions to students with the goal of developing their literacy and math skills and helping them catch up to grade level. Service with these programs is a great professional experience, while providing service in your community. Tutors are fully trained to deliver research-based interventions to students with the goal of developing their literacy and math skills and helping them catch up to grade level. Service with these programs is a great professional experience, while providing service in your community. If you are interested in learning more, visit MinnesotaReadingCorps.org or MinnesotaMathCorps.org. For more information, contact Abby at 320-247-5516 or abby.fragodt@servetogrow.org.

Food for families this summer

Make a difference in our community by taking action! Collect food to support families this summer. Suggested items include the following: easy macaroni, oatmeal, peanut butter and jelly, canned soup, cereal and more. Foods that can be easily opened and prepared are the best. Contact one of the following to learn more: Catholic Charities Emergency Services at 320-229-4568; the Salvation Army at 320-252-1424 or CROSS Center at 320-968-7012.

Spend time with kids

Join the staff and kids at Southside, Roosevelt or Eastside Boys & Girls Club unit as a program volunteer! You can make a difference in a child’s life in as little as one hour a week. Set your schedule with the Volunteer Coordinator to make your experience valuable. They have opportunities for you to get involved in the areas of education and career development, character and leadership development, the arts, health and life skills and sports, fitness and recreation. Play board games with kids, read one-to-one with a child or help with homework, participate in gym activities, share your love of arts and crafts or shoot pool with teens. It’s as easy as just spending time with kids. They ask volunteers to be able to relate well with children in a group environment, participate as an active team member with staff and other volunteers and abide by volunteer policies. Must be able to pass a background check (a fee of $13 to the volunteer).The ask a minimum commitment of 20 hours over a three-month period. All volunteers need to go through an enrollment process, orientation, complete a criminal background check before your first volunteer experience. Apply on their website at www.bgcmn.org. Contact Tabatha, Boys & Girls Club, at 320-257-5115 or tnotsch@bgcmn.org.

Help in a variety of ways

Overcomers International Fellowship’s goal is to end homelessness and hunger one person at a time and to alleviate human suffering in any way we can. They are looking for volunteers for several positions such as help with meals, projects, driver, café advocates and fundraising. Contact Overcomers International Fellowship at 320-656-1550.

Home-delivered meal program seeks help

CentraCare Health is a not-for-profit health-care system that provides comprehensive, high-quality care to people throughout central Minnesota. Volunteers are needed to help take carts filled with pre-packaged meals for delivery to clients from the new kitchen area on Lower Level of the Plaza up to Prairie East Entrance for pickup by the Home Delivered Meals driver volunteers. Volunteers are needed 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday. Contact Volunteer Services at 320-255-5638 or volunteer@centracare.com to learn more.

For more information, contact Mary Krippner, United Way volunteer engagement coordinator, at 320-223-7991 or mkrippner@unitedwayhelps.org.

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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