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Volunteer to Bring Social Studies to Life for Carlsbad 3rd Graders

Volunteer instructors present lessons in their assigned third-grade classroom one hour a week for six weeks beginning in April.

The City of Carlsbad is seeking volunteers to share their knowledge and love of Carlsbad with third grade students as instructors for the city’s award-winning CityStuff program this spring.

Click here to learn more about CityStuff. 

A partnership between the City of Carlsbad, Junior Achievement, local businesses and elementary schools in Carlsbad, CityStuff teaches local leaders of tomorrow how the city and its government works and how students and their families can get involved in their community.

Using fun, hands-on activities with provided materials, volunteers show students:

  • How and why a city plans for the future
  • What kinds of businesses and jobs comprise the local economy
  • The decision-making process in action through a mock City Council meeting

The 2013 CityStuff program will kick off with a three-hour training for volunteer instructors on Friday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Community members who are interested in volunteering may contact Kathy Siemion, CityStuff program coordinator, at 760-436-0140 or citystuff1@gmail.com

Program coordinators will demonstrate materials and offer tips at the training, and volunteers will then have the opportunity to decide on a schedule with the teacher of their assigned class. “CityStuff is one way the city supports our local schools and helps create a greater sense of community connection among our residents,” said Sue Irey, volunteer coordinator for the city. “Program volunteers find the experience very rewarding, knowing they’ve made a difference in the lives of our young people.”

–City of Carlsbad 

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