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Volunteer as a Mentor at Washington Elementary School
February 25, 2006


Washington Elementary School in Point Richmond is collaborating with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the East Bay! We are in the process of recruiting potential Big Brothers and Big Sisters to serve as mentors to students (ages 9-12) at Washington School. Activities would take place off-campus, whenever it is convenient for the mentors and mentees. Many students at Washington, 77% of whom live in low-income households, would benefit immensely from having such a mentor, especially at such a pivotal time in their lives. You can find more information about our school here http://www.greatschools.net/cgi-bin/ca/other/618.


If you are interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, please join us for an orientation on March 7, 2006 from 5-7pm @ Washington Elementary School, 565 Wine St, Richmond, CA 94801 (details are below). We would also very much appreciate it if each of you could forward this information to people who live or work in the East Bay and may be interested (or KNOW people who may be interested) in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister.




Anna M. Tamis, Ph.D.

School Psychologist

West Contra Costa Unified School District

2465 Dolan Way

San Pablo, CA 94806






ORIENTATION: Tuesday, March 7, 2006, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Be a Big Brother or Big Sister for students ages 9 12 who attend Washington Elementary School in Point Richmond. Volunteers commit only 8 hours per month to spend with their Little Brother or Sister.


Big Brothers and Sisters incorporate children into their lives. Big-Little matches do not focus on material objects or razzle-dazzle activities. Being a Big can be as simple as a few hours a week of walking in the park, baking a cake or many other fun activities.


To become a Big Brother or Sister for students at Washington School:


1. Complete an application, mark it for Washington School only, and mail it to 7700 Edgewater Drive, Suite 672, Oakland, CA 94621.


2. Attend an optional orientation at Washington School, 565 Wine Street, Richmond, on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, 5:00-7:00 p.m.


3. Attend a training session with BBBS East Bay staff at your convenience once your application is complete.


To RSVP or with questions, contact Anna at 510.231.1417 or bbbswashingtonschool@gmail.com


For general info and applications visit www.bbbseastbay.org.


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