Last week, Phelps had the pleasure of welcoming a new group of volunteers from Collège Servite. Four students from the high school located in Ayer’s Cliff were accompanied by the principal of the school, François Leblanc. They arrived Wednesday at Jardin-des-Frontières to help support our local organization.
Assisting the Phelps en français- Elementary Program, the volunteers played fun, active games in the gym with the grades 5 and 6 participants. After some physical activity and a healthy snack, the volunteers, including the principal, were paired with the elementary students to work on their homework. Thanks to our volunteers, the students were able to benefit from one-on-one support with their work. The benefits are mutual. While grades 5 and 6 students profited from the support of knowledgeable volunteers, the Servite students also built important leadership skills and learned about the value of volunteerism.
This new partnership, which is similar to the one Phelps has held with Stanstead College since our founding in 2012, is important to ensure our programs to thrive. We look forward to welcoming the Servite group back every two weeks for the entire school year.