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Do you have any free time on Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons? Do you enjoy playing with little kids? Do you need any community service hours? 

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Do you have any free time on Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons? Do you enjoy playing with little kids? Do you need any community service hours? If you answered yes to any of these questions you should be apart of REACH Club!

REACH Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 4:00pm- 5:00 pm and goes to Dunston Elementary to volunteer at the After-school Program. There we help kids with homework and then either do art, karate, soccer, or play with legos. The co-presidents of REACH are Grace Gehlken and Megan Holderness. Some of the regular members of REACH include Steven Holderness, Gavin Duffy,  Nick Curio, Mason Leath, and Davis Leath.

Frequently asked Questions:

  • I would love to join but I can not drive- is that a problem?
    • Not at all! If you would like to join but cannot drive, all of our members are willing to give you a ride.
  • Can I only come once a week?
    • Of course. We encourage our members to come whenever they are free, so come join us on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon!

When I asked a couple of members their favorite memories from volunteering at Dunston Elementary School, they said……………

“I would say that my favorite part about Dunston is the kids. Every time I go, a ton of little girls run up to give me hugs and say how much they miss me. Sometimes its a bit overwhelming, but it is an indescribable feeling.”- Megan Holderness

“Helping the kids make paper airplanes for a contest was definitely the most fun thing we did. Watching them get all excited to try and win was really unique and made it all worth it.” – Nick Curcio

“One time I did karate and the kids were doing this drill where they had to kick the bag on my hand, and this one little girl could not kick the bag, so no matter how hard she tried she kept kicking me instead. It wasn’t hard enough to hurt so it was funny instead.”- Grace Tumbleston

“Christian tried to stab Chris with his pencil after Chris said he could use his phone but didn’t let him. Then we gave him an eraser instead of a pencil and he tried to stab Chris with it.” – Chase Michelson

As you can see, going to Dunston Elementary entails a new adventure each time. It is a fun way to build an ongoing relationship with a child in the community. If you are interested in joining contact:

Megan Holderness: 8439015998

Grace Gehlken: 8437143873

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