Have fun with kids AND help them learn!
Racing Readers is a collaboration between the SFU Surrey–TD Community Engagement Centre and the Surrey School District (SD36). This after-school program seeks to improve the physical, educational and social well-being of elementary-aged students in Grades 2–5. Children participate in physical activities, reading, writing and numeracy exercises, and enjoy a healthy snack. High school, university and adult mentors (like you!) foster companionship, support, discipline, and learning.
Racing Readers will operate at two sites:
- Betty Huff Elementary School on Tuesdays from 2:30PM to 4:30PM
- Newton Elementary School on Wednesdays from 2:30PM to 4:30PM
The total number of spaces available to students in this program is 30. For the purpose of activities, these 30 students are expected to be divided into six groups of five. Each group of five children will work with at least two university volunteers and up to one high school volunteer.
The following is a sample daily schedule:
2:00 p.m. – program and volunteer supervisor arrives on-site; volunteers arrive on-site
2:30 p.m. – students arrive, attendance taken, team check-ins
2:45 p.m. – word of the day discussion and writing in journals
3:00 p.m. – circuit training / stretching / warm-up
3:10 p.m. – games
3:25 p.m. – running
3:55 p.m. – snack
4:10 p.m. – reading or numeracy activities
4:30 p.m. – clean up / student dismissal
4:45 p.m. – debrief