Join the Literacy Corps and Teach a Child to Read!
The Literacy Corps is currently recruiting Metropolitan State alumni to provide literacy tutoring at inner-city schools, libraries and learning centers. Tutors may also choose to participate through a variety of programs that offer opportunities during the day, after school, evenings and weekends. Days and times are flexible.
Free tutor training sessions are offered to university students, faculty, staff and alumni. To receive an application, please contact Awo Ahmed, Literacy Coordinator, in the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, at 651-793-1288 or via email at Awo.Ahmed@metrostate.edu.
College for Kids!
Assist in making college a reality for local elementary students by participating in College for Kids on the St. Paul campus! Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders have the chance to experience a college environment when they visit Metropolitan State. Elementary students arrive in the morning, register and attend fun classes and participate in a special graduation ceremony.
Middle School/ High School Campus Visits!
Assist in the middle school & High school campus visits and create a fun and welcoming atmosphere for students at our St. Paul campus. Local students have the chance to experience a college environment and dream about the future when they visit Metropolitan State University. The students arrive in the morning, participate in campus tour, register for and attend fun classes designed and taught by Metropolitan State alumni.
We are seeking Metropolitan State University alumni to design and teach classes. Middle School/High School Visits are a great opportunity to give back to our community and cultivate and explore the interests of our future generation.
Upcoming spring campus visits schedule: March 15, March 20, April 25, May 2, May 9, and May 16.
If you are interested in participating please contact Kelci Meade, Youth Outreach Work Study Coordinator, in the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship at Meadke@metrostate.edu or call 651-793-1296
Daytonís Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Public Library Opportunities
Tutor at the Zone (Daytonís Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Public Library)!
Metropolitan State alumni can serve as general tutors, helping students of all ages with reading, math, computer literacy and other general homework concerns. Participating as a Homework Help Center tutor provides positive work with community youth and adults while engaging with the community.
Recruiting university alumni who have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs for the Daytonís Bluff Saint Paul Public Library, computer literacy and job search classes!
The Saint Paul Public Library system provides technology education and training opportunities as part of the systemís larger workforce readiness programming
Training is provided. The Zone is located in the Daytonís Bluff Branch of the St. Paul Public Library and is co-located with the University Library and Learning Center.
If you are interested in participating as a tutor or would like to learn more about the program, please contact Awo Ahmed, Literacy Coordinator, in the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship at Awo.Ahmed@Metrostate.edu or call 651-793-1288.
First Saturday Science
The First Saturday Science program was developed to engage the communityís younger learners in STEM with active participation in scientific inquiry. Within an open lab setting, staffed by STEM college students and library staff, children and their families participate in active learning sessions that produce physical outcomes they can take home. The Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship collaborates with the Daytonís Bluff Branch Library to select age-appropriate books for children that align with subjects like DNA, Fossils and Healthy Soil.
Upcoming dates are: April 5, May 3, and June 7, from noon-2 p.m. Contact Nathan Fell at Fellna@metrostate.edu or call 651-793-1482.
Meals on Wheels - Help provide nutrition and a safety check to those who need it
Metropolitan State participates in the Meals on Wheels volunteer program. Alumni interested in becoming a volunteer should e-mail Jodi Bantley, Community Engagement Coordinator, the Institute for Community Engagement and Scholarship, at email@example.com or at 651-793-1294. The meals are delivered between 10:30 a.m. - noon. The time commitment varies from one day a week to once a month, depending on your availability.