|Resources for LARY Buddies:||Resources available in the VCSC:|
|LARY Permission Slip (PDF)||Craft supplies|
|50 things to do with your LARY buddy (PDF)||Office supplies|
|Developmental Characteristics (PDF)||Games and puzzles|
|National Mentoring Center||Note cards and stickers|
|NMC Resources for School-Based Mentoring||Tutoring resources|
|National Mentoring Month|
|National Mentorship Partnership|
LARY Buddy Recognition
The LARY program owes its success to our great Lawrence volunteers. Here are a few of our outstanding volunteers.
"I volunteer as a LARY Buddy because it's a fun and regular way to give back to the community with a fairly low time-commitment. It may not seem like much, just going to class or recess with your buddy for 2 hours a week, but my own eyes have seen that it means the world to them...Anyone who enjoys working with kids and wants to share their time and energy with a child who needs it would be a great fit for the program. Being a LARY Buddy has been rewarding for my little buddy and for me."
"The experience of working with kids is great, you learn a lot from them, from the material that is needed to construct a light saber to learning how to say good afternoon in Japanese. And often you learn things about them you never expected, experiences you never thought you (as a kid) would go through. Being a LARY Buddy is beneficial for the community, the kids, and you. Because just by your presence, and your experience and knowledge from the time you were a kid, you may help them more than you know."