Volunteering at Schools
Are you interested in volunteering at your local school? There are many ways to participate. Elementary schools need people to read to youngsters or help them read their books. Each elementary school has a Family Engagement Coordinator who arranges activities such as family nights. To offer your services, contact your local Elementary School's office or principal.
For a listing of local schools and contact information, visit the School System web site.
Head Start for Preschoolers
Head Start provides education, medical, dental, nutrition, disability, and family services for families with incomes at or under poverty guidelines. This is a federally funded program, and services are available at no charge. Children ages pre-natal to five years are eligible. The Lawrenceburg Head Start program is moving to a new location near E. O. Coffman Middle School, at 405 E. Taylor Street. For more information, please call Brenda Simpson at 762-6039 or visit the web site.
Imagination Library Program
Originated by Dolly Parton in her hometown of Sevierville, the Imagination Library program provides free books for children from birth to their 5th birthday. The program has now grown to most communities across Tennessee, with the goal of encouraging literacy and a lifelong love of books.
For more information, please visit the Library web site.
After-School Tutoring and Outreach
The Safe and Smart Program is an after-school tutoring program, located at 1008 Maple Avenue. The program serves all school-age children that live in the Lawrenceburg Housing Authority. Safe and Smart accepts donations of school supplies, snacks, etc., and needs volunteers to tutor. To help or to receive assistance, contact Ann Brown 762-7532.
The Outreach Program at Lawrenceburg Housing Authority needs donations of non-food items for personal hygiene and also home furnishings. If you can help, please contact Ann Brown 762-7532.