As work hours grow longer, parents rely on after-school programs to keep their children safe and on-task between the dismissal bell and the end of the work day. The Rubicon team took the afternoon off from our work day yesterday to volunteer at three local elementary schools, where we brushed up on our arithmetic skills and remembered how to spell. The kids at Braddock Drive, Stoner Avenue and Grand View didn’t mind us trying to fit into their mini-chairs, so long as we shared during snack time.
We tutored kids aged 5-11 in subjects that reminded us how a show like, “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader” ever came to be. I don’t remember studying communications in the media and the effects of television advertisements in the third grade, like the kids over at Braddock Drive. But they’re an intelligent bunch and I quite enjoyed the afternoon with burgeoning young minds.
Tags: community service, team development