Lawrence's Center for Community Engagement and Social Change has several programs that can help you gain experience with children and youth. You might also look for opportunities in Appleton with the Community Early Learning Center, the Boys and Girls Club, the YMCA, the Building for Kids, or the Appleton Area School District.
Math and Reading Partners programs - paid work
LU Math and Reading Partners programs are funded by the America Reads/America Counts initiative. Students with federal work-study will be matched with youth at Edison Elementary School to support their reading and math goals. Follow application instructions in the position description.
Lawrence Assistance Reaching Youth (LARY) - volunteer
A mentorship program between Lawrence University and Edison Elementary, our neighboring elementary school. Lawrence students spend 2 hours per week with an at-risk student, providing support and a positive role model. Find out more at LARY Buddies.
VITAL Tutoring (VITAL) - volunteer
A program designed to connect Lawrence student tutors with students from Appleton area elementary, middle, and high schools for 1 hour/week. Find out more at go.lawrence.edu/vital.
Lawrence Community Music School - paid work or volunteer
Founded in 1874, the Community Music School is a nonprofit division of Lawrence University that provides outstanding musical opportunities, including private lessons, classes, ensembles, and other activities. Check the Community Music School for employment and volunteer opportunities.