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Senior Volunteers Recognized for Education Contributions

More than 200 Retirees Help Students Through SCOE’s Learning-Time Partnership


Senior volunteers from throughout the Sacramento area gathered on June 1 to be recognized for their contributions to schools through the Learning-Time Partnership.

Jan Talbot, Program Manager, introduced Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Meaney, who welcomed the volunteers and thanked them for the 14,000-plus hours they give each year to help students and teachers.

Through the Learning-Time Partnership, which is operated by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) Center for Intergenerational Programs, area students benefit from the vast knowledge and talents of more than 200 retirees. The senior citizen volunteers assist students and teachers with reading, math, and other subjects in 60 elementary schools in the county, as well as in SCOE instructional programs offered to incarcerated youth.

In addition to the academic support, senior volunteers are able to listen, understand, and share their experiences with the students they serve. Those interested in serving as volunteers should call (916) 228-2650.