Surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Communities In Schools of Puyallup works within the public school system, determining student needs and establishing relationships with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers, and parent and volunteer organizations to provide needed resources.
Communities In Schools of Puyallup is currently working in 32 schools, through after-school programs, reading mentoring program, service learning coordination, and community resource sharing, helping to serve over 12,000 students in Puyallup schools.
Volunteering for Communities in Schools Puyallup, Good Samaritan Readers program has been the most rewarding experience. For an hour a week you get to make a difference in a child's life. Not only are you there tutor for that hour, you are there mentor and friend. The reward I have gotten from tutoring is in watching them progress as a reader and seeing how proud they are of themselves for that progress.
The Good Samaritan reading program I volunteered at was wonderful. We met one-on-one with a student for the duration of the second quarter each Friday to help teach, review, and prepare them for more difficult reading challenges in school. We used many methods such as phonic games, book reading, worksheets, card matching games, and even a skit! It was very pleasant and the young man who encouraged us was always very outgoing and understanding even during trying occasions (I fell running in and was bleeding everywhere). I highly recommend this to those able to work well with patience and not be late or absent. Very worth it!