National Volunteer Recognition Week is April 6 – 12. It’s a week for many special “thank-yous” in the Anoka-Hennepin school district – over 11,000 volunteers contributed over 185,000 hours of work in Anoka-Hennepin schools last year!
Thank you to our strong band of community members coming to schools every day to help students and staff. Volunteers guide students in their studies one-on-one or in small groups; coordinate school-wide reading programs; present information about work life and careers; complete clerical tasks; coach sports and academics; and contribute in other meaningful ways to improve student learning.
Thank you to our terrific Anoka-Hennepin community that actively supports our students by giving time and talent – through the tough times and the good times. Thank you to Anoka-Hennepin Volunteer Services staff who are committed to keeping the doors open for this concerned community, not only to see our schools in action but to be an important part of the action. Thank you to school staff who design their activities so that volunteers can make meaningful contributions.
Thank you to many unsung heroes who support others’ volunteering. Families generously adjust their schedules and activities so that parents, grandparents, sons and daughters can volunteer. Community nonprofits advocate for and financially boost students and schools. Thank you to faith communities who step forward and help meet families’ basic needs so their children can be ready to learn. Finally, thank you to PTOs, PTAs, booster clubs, Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation, local businesses and other friends of public schools who work tirelessly and cooperatively so students receive quality education and activities. In particular, PTOs and PTAs give critical financial support to the Volunteer Services program so that our schools can be open for the community.
There’s a lot to celebrate in Anoka-Hennepin during National Volunteer Recognition Week!