K-SkillbuildersOver 110 community members, parents, grandparents, business leaders and retirees make the most of their time volunteering in elementary schools by supporting kindergarten students with math and literacy skills through a volunteer program exclusive to Anoka-Hennepin Schools, K-Skillbuilders. The program was developed in coordination with school district curriculum staff to equip volunteers with the tactics needed to help kindergarten students develop lifelong literacy and math skills.The volunteer program is comprised of a variety of activities that volunteers can practice with students one-on-one in the classroom while reinforcing the skills that classroom teachers have already introduced to kindergarteners through lesson plans, including:
- Reading aloud
- Tracing the alphabet
- Sorting and finding letters
- Listening to sounds
- Counting and building number recognition
The benefit is that the trained volunteers will be able to respond to students individual needs as requested by the classroom teacher. K-Skillbuilders also provides opportunities for families to work with children on structured activities outside of school.
ContactVolunteer Services2727 N Ferry St.Anoka, MN 55303Marla Chesser, SupervisorPhone: 763-506-1585Fax: 763-506-1268Office hours:Monday - Friday8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.