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A Resolution to Volunteer

Have you already dropped some of your New Year's resolutions? Need one that will stick? We have the perfect resolution for you: become a Volunteer at Phelps Helps! We guarantee it will be a rewarding experience that will make this year a great one. 

 

We are actively seeking volunteers to join us in 2020 at our weekly Elementary and High School programs. With more than 160 participants across our programs, we need your help! Volunteers do not have to be specialists in any specific subject but are engaged to guide, support, and encourage the students in their learning. 

 

We are looking for volunteers to join us for the fooling weekly sessions: 

  • Tuesday 3:15 - 4:45 pm: Etincelle (École Jardin-des-Frontieres).
  • Tuesday 5:00 - 6:30 pm: High school tutoring program (at Phelps Helps).
  • Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30 pm: Elementary tutoring program (Sunnyside Elementary).
  • Wednesday 3:15 - 4:45 pm: Aide aux Devoirs (École Jardin-des-Frontieres).
  • Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30 pm: High school tutoring program (at Phelps Helps).
  • Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Spark (Sunnyside Elementary). 
  • Thursday 5:00 - 6:30 pm: High school tutoring program (at Phelps Helps).

Volunteers play an essential role at Phelps Helps and much of our success is directly attributed to our many passionate volunteers. If you have a willingness to create a positive relationship with local youth, Phelps will provide all the training you need to feel confident in your role. Any amount of help is greatly appreciated - whether weekly or once a month, every bit makes a difference. We hope to see you in the new year!

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Farewell Jayme

The start of a new year brings change and opportunity. This year, it is bittersweet for us to announce that Jayme is leaving the Phelps Helps team. As a small organization, each role is critical for the success of Phelps and one person can make an important difference. To say that Jayme has made a difference at Phelps would be a gross understatement. 

 

A Stanstead native, Jayme joined the Phelps Helps team in 2017 after completing her Masters in Public Health at the University of Guelph. In her first year, Jayme successfully launched the Compass program and quickly became a driving force for the organization due to her impressive work ethic and initiative. Jayme has taken on many roles and titles over her time at Phelps; including Program Coordinator, Communications Officer, Operations Manager, and most recently, Associate Director. Not only does she work incredibly hard behind the scenes at Phelps, but she also organized and participated in many community events such as the Phelps Softball Tournament. 

 

Although she will not be going far and will still be implicated in many Phelps activities, the entire Phelps team would like to thank Jayme for all her hard work and support over the past few years. We also want to wish Jayme all the best as she goes on to this new adventure. We have no doubt that Jayme will better any organization or work she touches, as she did here at Phelps. It’s not goodbye, but see you later gaiter!

 

We are fortunate to have a close-knit team that is not only skilled in their professions but also passionate about helping their community. Over the holidays, Phelps was busy working to fill these big shoes. With so much local talent and support in our community, we are happy to share that we have successfully completed our team. We look forward to introducing our new team members and all of the exciting things to come in the new year!

 

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Celebrating a record year!

It has been a record year at Phelps Helps with 172 participants since September in one or more of our programs! Over the school year, we have had 49 volunteer tutors, 60 high school students from Alexander Galt and LaRuche, 44 students from Sunnyside Elementary and 23 students from Jardin-Des-Frontières participate in our weekly programs. 

 

With the school year coming to an end, Phelps’ weekly sessions will also be wrapping up for the summer. Today is the last day of weekly sessions but we are still offering one-on-one tutoring for high school students to help them prepare for their end of year exams. Students must contact our High School Tutoring Coordinator, Clea Corman, to set up an appointment with a tutor anytime between June 10th and 18th.

 

To celebrate another great year of dedication and hard work from our participant's at the high school and elementary levels, we will be hosting an end of year party today at 272 rue Dufferin. Elementary students from both Sunnyside and Jardin-Des-Frontières will come together at Phelps Helps after school for special games and team-building activities. High school students and their families are invited to celebrate from 5-6 PM. Subway sandwiches and snacks will be available for all. We hope to see you there!

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