What is BEAM?
Baccus Elementary students or at least some of them, need your help, but you need to say "Yes" now.
BEAM (Baccus Elementary Academic Mentors) is helping second grade students at Baccus right now. The highly successful program involves helping at-risk students, one-on-one during the school year. Adult volunteers are asked to give one hour per week (30 minutes if you can't spare an hour) to one student. The volunteer would help a student bring their reading skills to grade level or beyond.
Community volunteers are used in the BEAM program, which has had phenomenal success rates keeping at-risk students in school by improving their performance in class. It is a proven fact that increased reading skills helps keep students in the classroom.
Volunteers can request a time convenient for them. They will meet with the same student each time they come into the school. Students and mentors develop long lasting relationships, which are important to at-risk students.
BEAM is beneficial in a number of ways-keeping students in school who are at-risk; helping volunteers understand the school and giving volunteers a good feeling of service to their community.
Many organizations and businesses throughout our community endorse the BEAM program and are encouraging others to sign up as mentors to help students succeed. Say "Yes" today.