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!
On Thursday May 23rd, the Lampe Foundation held its bi-annual awards ceremony at the Army Navy Air Force Unit 318. Educational awards were presented to 10 local students, along with the announcement of many others who could not attend.
Phelps Helps collaborated with the Lampe Foundation, an affiliate of CFUW Sherbrooke & District, in 2017 to offer three awards each year to students who have attended Phelps Helps and are planning or continuing their postsecondary education.
On Thursday, two awards were presented to level 5 students who attend Phelps Helps regularly and are planning their postsecondary studies. Hannah Maddis, preparing for her postsecondary education at Lennoxville Vocational Training Centre, and Jaden Boucher, who plans to embark on a new adventure at Centre de formation professionnelle de Coaticook, were the recipients of this years’ awards.
“After high school, my goal is to complete the Institution and Home Care Assistance program at Lennoxville Vocational Training Centre. It will allow me to pursue a career in taking care of the elderly.” - Hannah Maddiss
Congratulations to Hannah and Jaden! We can’t wait to see you take on these new endeavours.
As many know, Phelps would not be possible without its dedicated volunteers. Phelps volunteers attend our weekly programs, supporting elementary and high school students with their homework, to study for tests and in practicing their language skills. At the elementary level, volunteers also engage in hands-on learning activities and play games with our participants. Volunteers equally support our special events: they run the canteen during our softball tournament, dress up as mascots for our family literacy activities, act as flagmen during our 5KM race, among many other valuable tasks.
Since Fall 2018, volunteers have dedicated a combined 1530 hours! Last Friday, we took the opportunity to recognize our volunteers and invited them to an appreciation lunch at Dufferin Heights Golf Club. This informal event brought volunteers and staff together to thank the volunteers for their devotion to the students and to Phelps’ mission.
Volunteering with Phelps Helps is a rewarding process that does not require any specific skills. Sign up as a volunteer or learn more about volunteering with Phelps by contacting email@example.com.