Jessica (Jessi) is a big sister to two of our past VPK students. She started volunteering at Village South 6 years ago. Her father brought her to her little brothers VPK graduation party and she helped us out. She did a great job so we asked if she would like to come and help out in our class once in awhile and that’s how it began. Now she works 3 days a week in the classroom. She unpacks backpacks, takes homework out and library books out. She puts their homework in their homework folders and puts them in their backpacks on Fridays! Every week she does letter of the week art with the students. She will also go in the centers and play with them. She takes attendance and helps clean. We would truly be lost without her. She does it all happily, as a volunteer and never complains. Always SMILES!
Our Directors from Georgia were passing through Gainesville. They decided to stop at our Alachua Location to visit and most importantly, to PLAY! It’s moments like these that we’re reminded about what’s important! EVERY SINGLE DAY we should make time to play. To do something that matters to us. Try a new activity, do something different, explore, stretch the boundaries!