Saturday Program offers students a safe, fun place to spend their unstructured weekend hours. Twice a month from 10am-1pm, a volunteer group of 6-12 people play an instrumental role in providing personal attention to students, as well as organizing a craft project and supplying packed lunches for all of the students.
Upon arrival, students are paired with a volunteer “buddy” and spend a few hours together playing games or sports, reading, and doing arts and crafts. As students leave, they are also given a packed lunch.
Since Saturday Program involves less structured activity, it is an ideal time for staff and volunteers to forge more personal relationships and spend extended quality time with students.