T his week, we're inviting you to change lives. Join The Family Learning Center (FLC) in serving Boulder County's low-income, culturally diverse children and families. The FLC is an inclusive community where children and families of all races and cultures, from all walks of life, are welcomed. We empower entire families through educational opportunities in an environment where they feel nurtured and respected.

Our aim is to provide families with lifelong learning skills that lead to economic self-sufficiency and success. Volunteers and community members play a big role in how The FLC functions. You can help ensure the success of our programs and efforts to support students' educational and personal growth.

Get involved

Volunteers work one on one with students, providing tutoring and homework assistance as well as opportunities to build learning and study habits necessary for academic achievement. Most importantly, volunteers can build trusting and caring relationships with students, playing the role of both mentor and friend. In addition to giving time, community members are able to meet The FLC's needs through donations of goods, such as clothing, household items, food, books and school supplies.

We challenge you, students of CU-Boulder, to join the team and use your creativity, unique skills and passions to engage students, impact lives and make a difference in the world, one child and one family at a time.

We challenge you, community members of Boulder, to take action and utilize your connections, networks and donations to help provide much needed resources and opportunities for one child and one family at a time.

Our programs

The following is a brief description of our current volunteer opportunities. We rely on and greatly appreciate those who are able to give their time. As little as a one-day per week, two-hour commitment makes a difference.

Preschool

Monday--Friday 9:30--11:30 a.m., 1:30--3:30 p.m.

Volunteer duties: classroom support, organizing materials, supervision

Prekindergarten

Monday--Thursday 9:30--11:30 a.m., 1:30--3:30 p.m.

Volunteer duties: encouraging participation during classroom activities, playground supervision

Elementary After School Program

Monday--Thursday 3:30--5:30 p.m.

Volunteer duties: tutoring, assisting with art and sports programs, playground supervision

Secondary After School Program

Monday--Thursday 4--6 p.m.

Volunteer duties: tutoring, mentoring

High School Program

Wednesday 6--8 p.m.

Volunteer duties: homework help, SAT/ACT preparation

A big THANK YOU to our current wonderful volunteers and community members who give their time and support! Everyone should have the opportunity to succeed. This is our passion and mission.

Philip Barker is the Inner-Campus Liaison for the University of Colorado-Boulder's Student Outreach and Retention Center for Equity.