Service Learning Course and Volunteer Opportunity at Middle Way House


My name is Monte Simonton and I run the after school program at Middle Way House The Rise.  We serve children between the ages of 3-19 years old who have come from domestic violence, homeless, and poverty situations.  We have a service learning course that we need more students to enroll in and we also could use more volunteers to tutor elementary and preschool aged children.  Each of them are described below.  For additional information you can contact me at or
CLLC L100: *** We still have 8 spots left.

Every year we collaborate with a service learning course (CLLC-L100, 20788) to provide the children with a Spring Break Camp.  The class meets Feb 26th, March 5th, March 12th, and March 26th and the week of Spring Break from 8:30-6 p.m.  The first three classes the students will get a foundation on the effects of domestic violence, homelessness, and poverty on children and the purpose of service learning.  They will learn about Middle Way House and about what we will doing with the children over spring break.  During spring break we will spend Mon-Fri 8:30-5 with the children.  We will go to the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis, the Exotic Feline Rescue Center,The Indianapolis Zoo, and Wonder Lab.  We will go to a Chemistry Magic show, and have live animals brought in by the Humane Society for some educational programs.  It is a really fun week that allows students to make a difference in a child’s life over Spring Break.  Students register for this course through onestart.


We tutor children between the ages of 4-18 (most are between 4-12) with their homework.  We do tutoring Mon-Friday from 5:30-7 p.m.   We need help with tutoring children in all grades.  We could also use help in developing assignments for children to do when they do not have homework that would increase their literacy and math levels.  We are tutoring about 30 children a day and need more volunteers.  We in particular need more tutors on Fridays.  Please contact Monte Simonton at for more information.



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