Heart & Hand Center for Youth and their Families
About The Heart & Hand Center
By creating a nurturing community, Heart & Hand empowers all young people to realize their .potential. Heart & Hand envisions a world with no opportunity gap. Heart & Hand provides free .full day summer programming and services for 150+ students in K grade through 9th grade at Smith Elementary, Columbine Elementary, and Bruce Randolph Middle School. Using a whole-child approach, Heart & Hand focuses on academic enrichment, social-emotional skills, health/wellness, creative expression, family engagement, and supportive services into programming. Heart & Hand offers academic support for students to reduce summer learning loss. Additionally, workshops are provided weekly such as; yoga, art, gardening, sewing, baseball, theater, dance, social-emotional groups and many more!
How You Can Serve.
Heart & Hand seeks dedicated volunteers who enjoy working with and teaching youth. The youth are aged from 5 to 14 years old. Opportunities for involvement can include facilitating weekly workshops such as creative writing or poetry, one-on-one academic support with an assigned student, supporting social-emotional groups and co-leading small groups
through guided instruction. The goal for each volunteer would be to connect and build strong relationships with youth. Specific duties will include; planning activities and facilitation of activities, supervision of youth on field trips, and supporting program leaders as co-leads. Volunteers are required to either come early for the pre-briefing before tutoring or stay after tutoring for the debrief. These sessions provide time for staff and volunteers to reflect on their experiences.
Characteristics in a student: Flexible, Enjoys Working with Children, & Empathetic
Additional requirements/paperwork: Volunteer Questionnaire, & Background Check
Locations and Hours:
Bruce Randolph Middle School
3955 N. Steele Street, Denver C0, 80205
Monday through Friday, 2:30-6:00 pm
Smith Elementary 3950 Jasmine Street, Denver CO, 80207
Columbine Elementary 2540 E. 29th Ave Denver CO, 80205
Monday through Friday, 3:00-6:30 pm
About the Five Points Neighborhood
Five Points was one of the earliest neighborhoods developed outside the original boundaries of the congressional land grant awarded to Denver in 1864. In the late 1860s, several additions to the town were created in anticipation of growth resulting from the completion of railroad systems linking Denver with the East. A number of factors influenced early development in the Five Points Neighborhood. The city's first streetcar system operated a line ending at Twenty-seventh and Champa in the city's first streetcar suburb, Curtis Park. Churches in the Five Points Neighborhood also played a pivotal role in the lives of its residents. As Five Points changed, the local churches mitigated social pressures on minority and immigrant groups and encouraged ethnic identity and cultural interaction.
Source: The Piton Foundation's Five Points Neighborhood Description.
For More Information, Contact:
Cami Tam, MSW
College and Career Readiness Program Manager