YouthFriends are mentors who support students academically. Applicants are trained, interviewed and complete two background screenings prior to being placed with district students.
YouthFriend volunteers must commit to serving in one of the below capacities
for at least an hour each month.
Before or After School Activities: Coach a group of students in a specific activity or share a skill with students such as acting, sewing, etc.
Breakfast or Lunch Buddy: Meet with students during breakfast or lunch and take time to have a conversation with them about what's going on in life. Encourage students to always be and do their best in all they do.
Classroom Helper: Assist students in the classroom with various academic activities.
Library Assistant: Help students as they come to the library media center looking for books or researching information for a class assignment.
Robotics (High School Only): Support High School Robotic teams as they learn new concepts and put their skills to work at local Robotic competitions.
Tutor: Help students build self-esteem and confidence to succeed in school through supporting them with the academic studies.
To apply to become a YouthFriends volunteer, apply online by going to:
https://www.cervistech.com/acts/console.php?console_id=0142&console_type=application or for a downloadable PDF to print, fill out and send to our office please click here.
For more information about becoming a YouthFriends volunteer at Gashland Elementary, please contact Melanie Kerton, Gashland Partners in Education Building Facilitator, at (816) 321-4947 or contact the Partners in Education office at (816) 321-5018 or email email@example.com.
Other School Involvement Opportunities
NKC Schools welcomes family involvement in our schools. Opportunities to make a difference in our schools include getting involved with a school-parent organization, participating in classroom activities and planning special events. We recognize the significant contributions families can make toward promoting student and classroom excellence.
*Families interested in supporting students in the capacities listed below should check-in at the school utilizing the Raptor visitor system for screening and DO NOT need to go through the process of becoming a YouthFriend volunteer.
*Attending breakfast or lunch with own child/relation
*Book Fairs (set-up, take-down, check-out)
*Copy Room/Office Support
*Field Day Events
*School Carnivals/Family Fun Night
*Staff Appreciation Events