“The mission of the SFMS Junior Beta Club is to help seventh and eighth graders build character and leadership skills while making a positive impact on the community,” says Mendy Gunter, Branch Manager at the Sharon Forks Library.
The Club is a chapter of the National Beta Club, a non-profit organization that promotes academic achievement, character and leadership development, and volunteer service in educational institutions. Students are selected to participate in the Club based on academic success and their ability to serve as a positive role model for other students.
Math teacher Kimberly Schreier sponsors the Junior Beta Club at SFMS and works diligently to make sure Club members have multiple opportunities to serve others. Recent projects included writing thank you letters to veterans and organizing a game day for elderly residents at Noble Village Senior Living. Next month, Club members will help with the International Festival at Sharon Elementary School.
“Students are already coming to the library after school, so our partnership with the Junior Beta Club makes it convenient for those kids to get free homework help,” says Gunter. “Ms. Schreier and the Club volunteers take this opportunity to help other students seriously. We hope more parents will bring their children in for help at the February sessions, even if it’s just to have an assignment checked over to catch any mistakes.”
For more information on the Homework Help program, or other library events, please visit www.forsythpl.org.