RSVP, FAST recruiting mentors, tutors for children

OSWEGO — SUNY Oswego’s Retired & Senior Volunteer Program has joined with the Families and Schools Together program to recruit volunteers ages 55 and older who have empathy for children and can work one-on-one to tutor or mentor them.

Assignments are flexible, and volunteers and parents of students will negotiate meeting times. For mentoring to be most effective, RSVP advised that volunteers should be willing to commit to a student for at least a year.

FAST, a program of the County of Oswego Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, is a parent empowerment organization designed to increase the likelihood of children’s success at home, in school and in the community. Research-based techniques accomplish goals through weekly replication of activities.

To volunteer or for information on this and other RSVP programs, call 312-2317 or email [email protected]

RSVP, a federal initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service, is sponsored locally by SUNY Oswego and the United Way.