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Volunteers help area elementary students

November 21, 2002

Albany- These kids are letting their creative juices flow, as they decorate a Thanksgiving poster with a little help from their role models.  Each day, Albany State University students who volunteer for the AmeriCorps program take time to help these boys and girls become better students.

 AmeriCorps team leader, David Gray, says he is gaining the experience he needs to be a great teacher.  AmeriCorps director, Alma Davis, says these kids will never forget their elementary school experience thanks to these volunteers.

Lamar Reese Assistant principal, Dr. Valerie Thomas, says she has noticed a considerable change in these students, and the students at Lamar Reese say they look forward to going to school because they know AmeriCorps volunteers will lead them in the right direction. 

They say one day they want to inspire future youngsters, just like these volunteers are inspiring them. AmeriCorps volunteers help students with their daily classwork and home work assignments, and they also plan fun activities for them to do.

Posted at 5:10PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com