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Education is a family and friends affair. Anyone who wants to participate in the mission of The Girls’ Middle School is welcome to join our volunteer program. Here are a few of the volunteer opportunities:
Teach a one-week Intersession course
If you aren't afraid to face a room full of smart, lively, and eager learners, consider teaching a one-week Intersession course. Past classes have run the gamut of subjects, from creative writing, composting, and aviation to mountain biking, folklore of India, and catapult design. The only limits are your imagination and energy. Intersession teaching opportunities take place in the fall and spring.
Become a coach to future business leaders
In our groundbreaking Entrepreneurial Studies class, seventh-graders learn business basics, brainstorm product ideas, form companies, and write business plans under the tutelage of business professionals from the community. Volunteer to be a coach to a team of four to five girls on a weekly basis from September through March.
Midway through the year, the students present their fledgling enterprises at a gala event with family, friends, community leaders, and potential investors. Girls set up a trade show, meet with potential customers, take orders, and sell their products. The evening culminates in student presentations to a panel of venture capitalists who then decide funding disbursement for the hopeful start-ups. The girls spend the remainder of the year implementing their businesses and evaluating how their companies perform.
Be a guest lecturer
Are you an avid traveler? Have you been places that would be interesting to a sixth grade girl who is studying world cultures? Come share your travel experiences, photographs, and firsthand knowledge with girls who are eager to learn!
Coach an athletic team
Using a holistic approach to traditional physical education, our students learn basic fitness and body awareness through noncompetitive, cooperative games as well as acquiring skills in a variety of sports. The PE program’s goal is to create and maintain a healthy mental attitude about fitness for life. Our sports program includes softball, skateboarding, volleyball, basketball, and soccer.
Have an idea you’d like to explore further or want to get involved?
Contact Debbie Eastburn, Director of Development, at (650) 968-8338 ext.107.