Lawrence has several volunteer programs that can help you gain experience working with children and youth. You might also explore opportunities with the new Community Early Learning Center, the Boys and Girls Club, the YMCA, the Building for Kids, etc. Check with Career Services for internships and with the Volunteer & Community Service Center and the Appleton Area School District for other volunteer opportunities.
Lawrence Assistance Reaching Youth (LARY)
A mentorship program between Lawrence University and Edison Elementary, our neighboring elementary school. Lawrence students spend 2 hours per week with an at-risk student, providing support and a positive role model.
VITAL Tutoring (VITAL)
A program designed to connect Lawrence student tutors with students from Appleton area elementary, middle, and high schools for 1 hour/week.
Hmong Youth Pride and Empowerment (HYPE)
Connects teens and adults to share and learn about different Asian cultures and histories, grow as leaders, have fun, and showcase their interests and talents. A Lawrence University + Roosevelt Boys and Girls Club Partnership.
The String Project of the Lawrence Academy of Music
In partnership with the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), Lawrence University was selected to implement a String Project—a teacher-training program for college students that also provides area children with affordable instruction on the violin, viola, cello, and string bass. Classes are taught by Lawrence University Conservatory of Music string majors under the supervision of Lead Teacher Carrie Gruselle, a certified, experienced strings instructor.
Confidence and Determination in Youth (CADY)
CADY (Confidence and Determination in Youth) is a student organization that encourages young Appleton-area students to pursue a liberal arts college education in their future. CADY plans three on-campus events a year where student organizations host activities for children in Math & Science, the Arts, and Foreign Languages/Cultures in order to pique their interest in these areas.