West Aurora schools hoping churches can help mentor troubled students
Some grade school students in the district could use a little mentoring from adults in the community, and West Aurora School District 129 is reaching out to area churches to provide it.
On Aug. 25 the district is hosting a breakfast at Fearn Elementary School in Aurora, and inviting local pastors and clergy to discuss more about partnering with the district to serve grade school students.
The district is looking to the local religious community to provide volunteers to help students. Volunteers from the local churches would undergo training from the national group Kids Hope U.S.A. and follow a curriculum.
“Part of the time they may help with homework, and there is a student activity,” according to Michelle Gallo, assistant director of special education.