Could your student use a little extra help with homework? Ridgefield High School students will be offering free homework help starting in March with a new program, “Sunday Night Lights.”
Principal Christen Palmer explained the program. “It’s a community partnership for our high school students to tutor any students in the Ridgefield School District, K-12. This is a way for parents to drop off their kids, maybe do grocery shopping or whatever, and it’s a safe place. Our high school students are going to be earning service hours by helping kids with their homework. And it’s an easy way for us to help each other and stay connected.”
The program will be held on Sunday nights, with a few exceptions for holidays and school holidays, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Tutoring sessions will be held at the United Methodist Church on Hillhurst Road. (This is not a church program; they are providing the space at no cost to benefit the community.) Community members will provide snacks for the students and will also staff the front table, signing students in and matching them with high school tutors.
High school students are signing up to do tutoring hours, but students who want homework help can just show up. Parents can stay or drop students off after signing them in. Students should bring the homework they need help with, as well as any supporting materials.
Culinary program instructor Sarah Fontyn will be having students from her high school Foods class create a meal for the program once a month. They will plan, shop for, and cook the meal, allowing them to do their service hours in their area of expertise. Meal information will be announced at a later date.
The first Sunday Night Lights will be held on March 3 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. at the United Methodist Church, 1410 S. Hillhurst Road. Mark your calendars for free homework help on Sundays!