Wednesday, March 23, 2011

HUSKY NEWSROOM: assist program benefits local elementary students

Established in 2007, the Fairmont Assist Program has been an ongoing community outreach program to help elementary students in the local Anaheim school district learn and further their academic prowess. The Fairmont Assist program was originally an offshoot of the Medical Magnet Program, a curriculum developed in 2003 for students interested in pursuing careers in the sciences. However, the Assist program is open today for anyone who wants to use their talents to help local school children master their lessons.

The second semester session of Fairmont Assist finished on March 22. This semester, the program hosted 50 elementary students ranging from fourth to seventh grade. In addition, 46 Fairmont students tutored children on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. and gave them the extra push to overcome any difficulty they may face in school.

The Fairmont Assist Program is important because students are able to directly help others with the education they receive daily. The program has garnered much acclaim, it is now regularly recommended to all school children in Anaheim by the public school principals. Fairmont Prep students are fortunate to be able to pass on their knowledge to younger children so that these elementary students can learn to understand the benefit of education.

- Contributed by Rusheel N., Prep ASB Treasurer, Class of 2012

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