Below are the various opportunities available to be involved with Meeting Street Academy:
Mentor a student
Share your talents
Read with a child or class
Assist with administrative needs
Assist wtih Extended Day programs
Present at a continuing education program
Through a partnership with “Be a Mentor” (a nonprofit organization that sets up mentor programs at Charleston County schools), Meeting Street Academy has created a mentoring program for our students. We are always looking for caring and dedicated individuals who are willing to serve as role models for our students. Mentors help their mentees set academic, personal, and career goals; encourage their mentees to explore areas of interest; discuss the importance of persevering and graduating from college; and introduce their mentees to new people and different experiences. We ask our mentors to have lunch with their mentees weekly or bi- weekly, as consistency and dependability are of the utmost importance for our students.
Meeting Street Academy strives to introduce its students to as many experiences as possible. If you have a special talent (e.g. music, dance, theater, art, model airplanes, etc.) that you would like to share, we would like to hear from you. This can be a one-time demonstration, or you can set up a regular time to work with students.
Literacy is a primary focus at Meeting Street Academy. From day one we instill in our students a love of reading and books. If you also love to read, please consider reading to a class or practicing reading with a student.
There is a great deal of “behind the scenes” work that goes into running a classroom or a school. If you would like to help prepare materials for our classrooms or assist in the office, then this is the spot for you.
Almost all of our students participate in our extended day program (4:00-6:00pm), and many volunteers are needed to help our extended day counselors. Responsibilities include supporting the staff by playing games with the students, helping students with homework, and guiding them from one activity to the next.
Meeting Street Academy parents attend regular continuing education programs on topics ranging from developing healthy eating habits to dealing with behavioral issues at home; and from practicing prudent financial management to saving for college. If you have a particular area of expertise that could benefit our parents, please contact the school. Programs typically take place from 5:30 until 6:30 in the evenings.