A reader writes:
"There is a link on dc.gov about tomorrow's designated national day of service in remembrance of the anniversary of Sept. 11. Mayor Fenty has declared it "Patriot's Day" in the District. They also have a link to some service opportunities. Serve DC
On that note, I was also wondering if it would be possible for you to post something about my organization's need for volunteers. We are a non-profit organization with a 30-year history of challenging Washington, DC’s brightest middle school students to achieve higher academic standards. Our mission is to develop critical academic habits, behaviors, and attitudes that improve grades, standardized test scores, and attendance: all factors that foster acceptance into top high school programs.
Right now, we are in critical need of mentors at my site located in Ward 4 and our After-School Academy begins in three weeks. The commitment we ask is from 6:00-8:15 one night a week. Training, lesson plans, and curricula are provided. I know that your readers tend to be active and interested in what's going on in the District, and I would love to be able to let them know about our organization. The students we work with are bright, motivated, and in need of mentors who are positive, engaged role models.
For more information, you can link readers to our web site: Higher Achievement.