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Students and Faculty Create Community Writing Center for Families

Posted on August 30, 2013.

HPU Community Writing CenterHIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 30, 2013 – High Point University students are opening a Community Writing Center for local children near the HPU campus at 1307 Guyer St.

The Community Writing Center, organized by HPU faculty members Dr. Charmaine Cadeau, assistant professor of English, and Dr. Cara Kozma, assistant professor of English and assistant director of Service Learning, will be staffed with HPU students tutoring elementary through high school students who need support reading and writing in a welcoming environment.

“We are looking for local students, parents and families who want extra academic help to come to us,” says Cadeau.

HPU senior Alison Hansen and junior Briayna Cuffie will work as the volunteer coordinators and work with students at the center.

“I love helping others, especially children, and this program is a great way to help many people in the High Point community,” says Hansen, a math major. “I am also learning to become a better leader through this opportunity and gaining skills that will make me an asset to any employer.”

The center will be open after school Monday through Thursday, and will offer a short group program using creative writing and reading activities, followed by homework help for students. There will also be several evening programs for parents that will focus on resume building, how to talk about books with children and digital literacy.

“This is a great opportunity for our English and education students in service learning courses to really use what they’re learning in their classes, and it allows them to give back to the community and get to know their neighbors,” adds Kozma.

Those interested in signing a student up for tutoring at the writing center can send an email to cwc@highpoint.edu or call 841-9506. The center is free and open to the public, but enrollment is limited.

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