Senior Connection hosts polar bear enthusiasts Jan. 13
A St. Cloud resident and teacher will be on hand to speak on the environment and animal life surrounding Churchill, Manitoba at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13 at the District Service Center in Sartell. Many photographs of polar bears will be shown, as the author met these magnificent creatures face-to-face. Refreshments will be served.
Q&A on sleep apnea set for St. Cloud
The St. Cloud Hospital Sleep Center is sponsoring an informal discussion on sleep struggles and CPAP from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Sleep Center, 1586 CR 134, St. Cloud. Sleep technologists will be on hand to answer questions one-on-one or as a group. For more information, visit thenewsleaders.com and click on Jan. 9 criers.
Kids fighting hunger set Jan. 24 at Celebration
Kids Fighting Hunger is excited to announce the Martin Luther King Day of Service scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 24 at Celebration Lutheran Church, 1500 Pinecone Road, Sartell. This event is designed to give adults, children and families in our community a chance to help provide some much-needed food to aid-workers and people who are being quarantined due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A suggested donation of $10 per child, $15 per college student and $20 per adult volunteer is asked to help cover the cost of ingredients used for packaging meals. Kids Fighting Hunger of Central Minnesota is a volunteer led, international hunger-relief campaign committed to combating hunger and poverty worldwide and locally by providing nutritious meals to those in need. Visit www.unitedwayhelps.org to register or contact Mary Krippner, United Way of Central Minnesota, at 320-223-7991.
Team up to mentor a youth
Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for Big Couples. Two adults can team up to mentor a youth. “Couples” may be a spouse, significant other or close friend. As a Big Couple, the two mentors provide a child with a team of support. Big Couples will be enrolled in the Community Based Program to provide friendship, emotional support and hope to young people with whom they are matched. The volunteers will meet with their Little three to four times a month for 12 months. Contact Rachel Bogenrief, Big Brothers Big Sisters, at 320-258-4537.
Adult basic education tutoring
Central Minnesota Adult Basic Education helps adults to become fully participating, self-sufficient members of society. ABE helps local adults to learn or improve basic reading, writing and/or math skills, earn a General Education Diploma, improve English language skills or learn more about parenting. How you can help: ESL Certified Tutor: Teach English to ESL learners in a small group setting (curriculum provided). Subject areas may include reading, writing, speaking, listening, vocabulary, basic math, life skills, spelling, comprehension and citizenship. ESL Classroom Assistant: To provide assistance to literacy and ESL students in a general, ESL or citizenship classroom under the direction of a professional teacher. ABE Classroom Assistant: To provide assistance to GED and Diploma students in a general classroom under the direction of a professional teacher. Shifts available: Mornings, evenings and Saturday mornings What you will gain: Exposure to different cultures, work with a professional teacher, gain experience for your resume. Literacy Sites: Discovery School, Waite Park Hillside School, Sauk Rapids LaCruz apartment complex, St. Cloud ABE Volunteer/Tutoring Program Hands Across the World, St. Cloud SCSU Campus and St. Cloud Bel Clare. Contact Jane Stevenson, Adult Basic Education, at 320-529-6500 Ext 6261 or email@example.com.
Each year, Junior Achievement in the St. Cloud area partners with community volunteers to deliver programs to more than 28 local schools in 275 classrooms. By sharing their personal and professional experiences and skills, volunteers help students make the connection between what they are learning in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life. The time commitment is minimal, scheduling is flexible and training is provided. Depending on the age of the students, volunteers make between five and seven visits to their classroom. Each visit lasts between 30 and 45 minutes. Volunteers select a local classroom in which they want to work and are provided a packet of materials, which contains detailed lesson plans and hands-on activities to engage the students. As a volunteer, you will help local students learn the value of controlling their own financial future, while they acquire the important life skills of communication, teamwork, critical thinking and decision making. Contact Alli Nepsund, Junior Achievement. at 320-310-2165.
For more information, contact Mary Krippner, United Way volunteer engagement coordinator, at 320-223-7991 or firstname.lastname@example.org.