Druid Hills Academy

Druid Hills Academy is a year-round PreK-8 school where over 90% of its students are living with the realities of poverty. Our goal is to help offer a supportive learning environment for EVERY child to equip them with the skills they need to succeed.

It’s Back to School at Druid Hills!

St. Peter’s partner school, Druid Hills Academy, is already back in session!
Our partnership is looking for additional volunteers in several areas:

Do you have an hour a week to spare?  We need reading tutors for second-graders and tutors in all subjects for middle-schoolers.

Do you fondly remember your days as a Girl Scout?  We need volunteers — regular or occasional  — to help with Druid Hills’ troop of Daisy scouts.

Are you free for lunch twice a month?  We are looking for lunch buddies for students.

Do you have an evening to spare?  We could use help with special events such as Curriculum nights, Bingo nights, or the Parent Resource Fair.

Do you like to organize?  Come help with our teacher supply drives or book drives! We have these and many other volunteer opportunities, for as much or as little time that you have.

Please email druidhillspartnership@gmail.com or Suzanne Wittebort at swittebort@hotmail.com for more information.

The Druid Hills-St. Peter Volunteer Partnership  embraces a three-pronged approach: reaching out to students, families and teachers to promote a strong, positive learning community. For students, we offer tutoring, mentoring and vocational guest speakers. For families we sponsor events to foster relationships with faculty and staff. For teachers, we fulfill specific requests for classroom materials and support special projects. Principal Barnes commends the contributions of St Peter volunteers for serving its community, not just its students during school hours.  Please go to this Google doc for a quick and easy way to sign up http://goo.gl/IKRG6F

DRUID HILLS DAISY SCOUTS TROOP 487 
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for leaders for Druid Hills’ Daisy Girl Scout Troop next fall. The troop just completed a very successful first year and is growing in membership. If you are interested, please contact Joanne Shea at joannesh@carolina.rr.com.

 

 

With support from Sharrone Powell and Natasha Boyd at Druid Hills Academy, Daisy Troop 487 meets weekly with girls from the after school program.  Read More Here

We have opportunities for the school day and those for the evening hours. We offer student facing roles, as well as teacher, or even parent facing roles. Our goal is to respond to the specific needs of our outreach community’s school and the individual interests of our volunteers. Together we make a difference!  Want to get involved? please email druidhillspartnership@gmail.com, or swittebort@hotmail.com.

Link Your Rewards Cards to Druid Hills
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STEERING COMMITTEE DIRECTORY
Susanne Wittebort (swittebort@hotmail.com)
Phoebe Levine (levinepm@gmail.com)
Jean Miller (DruidHillsPartnership@gmail.com)
Gina Salvati (gsalvati@cischarlotte.org)
Martha Schmitt (schmitt.martha@gmail.com)

RECOMMENDED READING:

Article by Eric Frazier, Associate Editor, Editorial Pages Charlotte Observer-The Problem of Upward Mobility:
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article17344655.html

Understanding Social Mobility:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t2XFh_tD2RA

Teaching with Poverty in Mind book coverBridges Out of Poverty book cover

 

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