"Kids told me they wanted to buy cereal and milk with their
points, so I went to the neighborhood food bank and got these
and other items. Cake mixes and pop corn are hot sellers, too.
The kids are proud that they have worked to earn these items
which they share with their families."
LEARNING CLUB® Local Program Director, PA
"The kids become like family. You so want them to succeed.
I'm doing everything I can to fund an additional summer
program. I hate to see them lose precious learning time
during the summer."
LEARNING CLUB® Local Program Director, OH
"When I first volunteered to work in this program, I was
frustrated. Because the program is so structured, I
did not appreciate my personal contribution (beyond
the obvious time). Eventually I saw the LEARNING
CLUB® as a microcosm of our journey in life--a search
for meaning that must start with the individual's
Engineer, Air Products and LC Volunteer
"I look forward to coming to LC after a full day in school. It
gives me the energy to return to school the next day."
Public school teacher who works in a LEARNING CLUB® Program
"Some children do show attitudes when they have a problem.
Even though they have the right to get up and leave the
program, they don't go. They get the feeling that there are
people here who care about them and it makes them care
LEARNING CLUB® Instructional Aide
"Volunteering in LEARNING CLUB® has helped me see how
children learn. It helped me see another side of the
kids--They want to learn when they come here. When
they see us they really are happy and glad they're
Parent Volunteer whose children come to LEARNING CLUB®
"I enjoyed very much the opportunity to work with such an energetic
and interested group of young people. I thank you for introducing
our organization to this program."
Volunteer, President of Black Professional Organization, PA
"You can almost feel life happening to these kids--
unfortunate circumstances and all--and yet they
somehow shine through, reaching and optimistic.
This experience has redefined how I view the so-
called "underprivileged." They are very human
and, fundamentally, seek the same dignity and
sense of self that all desire."
Engineer and LC Volunteer