Read Hays! is a free tutoring program available to children 5-14 years of age. Tutoring sessions take place in the Children�s Department of the Hays Public Library, 1205 Main.
The sessions run from January to May. All persons interested in more information about this program or who want to sign up children for tutoring can contact Laura Denny, AmeriCorps ProjectSERV Read Hays! coordinator at the Hays Public Library Children�s Department at 625-5916 Monday through Thursday. Denny, from Fort Buchanan, PA, is a Fort Hays State University special student.
ProjectSERV/AmeriCorps is an organization that supports local, state and national organizations across the nation. It involves Americans in result-driven community service. AmeriCorps members who serve 900 hours in one or two years receive an education award worth $2,362.50. The education awards are paid as vouchers by the National Service Trust and may be redeemed, within seven years, to pay for current higher education costs.
AmeriCorps members participate in local service programs operated by not-for-profit organizations, local and state government entities and local school districts. The centerpiece of the AmeriCorps ethic is getting things done � improving communities by helping solve problems in the areas of education, public safety, the environment and other human needs. The other key aspects of the ethic are strengthening communities and developing members� opportunities and civic responsibility.