United Way And Columbus Schools Work To Bring Volunteers

COLUMBUS (WCBI) – A push is underway to bring more volunteers to the classroom in the Columbus School District.   The United Way of Lowndes County is working with the district to recruit 100 people to become Classroom VIPs .   The group will work with K-5 classes at Fairview, Franklin, Joe Cook, Sales and Stokes Beard.

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Superintendent Philip Hickman says “As a school district, we know that it takes a collective effort to ensure that all students have the chance to succeed.  The United Way VIP program is an essential key element that directly impacts the lives of our students and community.’

Volunteers must be at least 40 years of age.  Additionally, the following are required: Background check (provided by the CMSD), physical exam letter (from doctor), attend orientation (provided by UW & CMSD), and signed letter of confidentiality (provided by CMSD).

To volunteer, please contact Ms. Renee Sanders at Volunteer Columbus by calling (662)328-0943.  Or, you may visit the

United Way of LowndesCounty website, www.uwlc-ms.org and click on “Volunteer.”




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