U.Va. Graduate Guide

Education

Adults

Albemarle County Adult Education ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages Program

The Albemarle County Adult Education ESOL Program offers general English classes with year-round registration for beginner- to advanced-level students. Classes are held every Monday and Wednesday evening at Albemarle High School from 18:30-20:30. The program also offers
beginner-, intermediate- and advanced-level communication skills daytime classes and T.O.E.F.L. preparation classes. The ESOL Program has also received recognition for "The Web Project." This is an ongoing student project that accepts applicants from advanced-level ESOL students to work on an interactive course developing web-page content and DVD resources for the ESOL community in the Charlottesville area.

Albemarle County Adult Education | (434) 296-3872 | rsnider@albemarle.org

Blue Ridge English as a Second Language Council (BRESL)

BRESL is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization serving the ESL community in Greater Charlottesville. Trained tutors provide free English tutoring services and teach cultural adaptation skills to ESL adults. BRESL is committed to helping ESL families integrate into the community and lead more fulfilling lives.

(434) 977-7988 | 214 Rugby Rd. | esltutors@hotmail.com

Literacy Volunteers of America

Imagine the discomfort of not being able to read a story to your child or decipher a bank statement. This group works to end adult illiteracy. Volunteers needed as tutors. Free training is provided.

Literacy Volunteers of America | (434) 977-3838 | 418 7th St. NE

Children

Boys and Girls Club of Charlottesville/Albemarle

Helps youths aged 6-18 with their homework and hosts many educational, social, and recreational programs. Needs volunteer tutors.

Boys and Girls Club of Charlottesville/Albemarle | (434) 977-2001 | 10th and Cherry Ave. & Southwood Mobile Home Park | M-F 2 - 6 pm

Camp Holiday Trails

This summer camp serves chronically ill children 7-17 years old, providing a rustic outdoors experience with 24-hour medical care. Volunteers needed for gardening, landscaping, maintenance, clearing, construction, clerical chores, and general labor.

Camp Holiday Trails | (434) 977-3781 | End of Reservoir Rd., off Fontaine Ave.

Charlottesville City Schools' Book Buddies

Each "Book Buddy" works with a first- or second-grade student throughout the school year on specific reading skills. Involves a regular commitment of two one-hour sessions per week during the school day. Training and lesson plans are provided.

Charlottesville City Schools' Book Buddies | (434) 245-2667

Children, Youth & Family Services, Inc.

United Way member agency. Family Partners, Play Partners, Runaway Shelter, and Childcare Resource & Referral Service. Qualified professional counseling on problems of marriage, parent-child relationships,

Children, Youth & Family Services, Inc. | (434) 296-4118 | 116 W. Jefferson St.

personal adjustment.

Play Partners

Play Partners, a program of Children, Youth & Family Services, Inc., provides children in low-income day care homes in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area with play experiences that enhance their cognitive, emotional and social development during the crucial preschool years. Pairs of trained volunteers are assigned to visit the same provider's home once a week, where one-hour sessions are offered to the children throughout the school year. About every four weeks the Play Partners introduce a new story with accompanying activities that emphasize and extend the concepts and vocabulary in the story. The program begins in mid-September and concludes at the end of May, but volunteers may join and be trained at any time of year.

Play Partners | (434) 296-4118, ext. 248 | statel@cyfs.org

Computers4Kids

Computers4Kids is a nonprofit after-school technology mentoring program for under served middle and high school youth. Mentors should have basic computer knowledge and be able to spend one and a half hours per week volunteering.

Computers4Kids | (434) 817-1121

Westminster Child Care Center

Volunteers needed to serve as teachers' aides. Experience with children is welcome, but not necessary.

Westminster Child Care Center | (434) 977-3322 | 190 Rugby Rd.

YMCA

Offers courses for adults and seniors in aerobics and for adults and children in martial arts. Also offers children's basketball. Fees vary by class. Full-time care center for preschool-age children. Summer camp. Ski program for youth. Administers the city swim team. Call for details.

YMCA | (434) 974-9622 | 442 Westfield Rd.