Ann Marie Sears
First Pres partners with local schools to be a part of the flourishing of our city and loving on our neighborhoods by raising the culture of education so that cycles of poverty and oppression are broken. Research shows that education is the key to helping families take steps out of poverty and away from crime. While teachers and administrators are working hard, First Pres desires to come alongside of them and help schools and students reach their potential.
While this probably sounds like a big and daunting thing, we actually think it’s accomplished through small, everyday things that normal people can do.
Below is a list of opportunities to get involved with our ministry relationships with Cook Elementary School, El Buen Pastor & Latino Community Services, and the Winston Salem Street School. For more information contact Petey Crowder, Associate Pastor for Missions.
Cook Elementary School
1st Pres is very involved in Cook Elementary School, including on-going opportunities and one-time projects where church members can invest in students, parents, and educators. Ways to get involved include being a lunch buddy, supporting a teacher/classroom, and volunteering at the Fall Festival and other projects.
Have lunch with the same student each week for a semester.
INVEST ONE HOUR
A great way to build into someone’s life. Email Margaret Wray at CookElem@1stPres.com to get involved.
CLASSROOM ASSISTANT + TUTOR
Volunteer in the same classroom every week by assisting the teacher as needed. Provide help in Reading or Math.
ONE HOUR A WEEK IN THE CLASSROOM
Help teachers & students flourish! Contact email@example.com to volunteer.
TEACHER APPRECIATION COMMITTEE
Provide snacks for monthly staff meetings; plan special treats for faculty, & provide individual “Bless-A-Teacher” treats.
MONTHLY SNACKS FOR MEETINGS + OTHER TIMES
Great way to bless teachers & staff. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
El Buen Pastor & LCS
El Buen Pastor and Latino Community Services provides opportunities to mentor students in a local Latino Community.
Tutor twice a week for one hour between September and December.
TUTOR ELEM OR 6th-12th GRADE
Contact Nick to volunteer at email@example.com
There are several other ways to get involved at El Buen Pastor.
Winston Salem Street School
The Winston Salem Street School provides alternative education to help those who cannot finish high school and prepare for career using traditional educational routes. First Pres supports the Street School financially and with volunteers, and there are many ways to get involved.
Groups are responsible for bringing a hot meal, drinks, cups, and flatware for students and staff.
MEALS FOR 30-35
A great way to provide hospitality and say thanks for their hard work! Call Camille or Leslie at 721-1110.
MENTOR A STUDENT
Spend time helping tutor and/or providing a stable figure in a student’s life to encourage them to reach their potential.
INVEST IN THE FUTURE
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about mentoring.
Inspire students by sharing your story or explaining how Jesus has impacted your life. No expertise necessary!
If interested in volunteering, call Camille or Leslie at 721-1110.