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.
Middle schools and high schools need volunteers who like pre-teens and teenagers. Often, there are opportunities to help with career counseling, tutoring, and mentoring. Retired businesspeople or teachers, civic groups, pastors, and others can offer much to help young people. Please contact your local high school principal.
For a listing of local schools and contact information, visit the School System website.
Head Start for Preschoolers
Head Start provides family services for families with incomes at or under poverty guidelines that include:
This is a federally funded program, and services are available at no charge. Children ages prenatal 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 931-762-6039 or visit the website.
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.
The Governor supports this program with grant money matched by local support. In Lawrence County, the Education Foundation serves as major sponsor and coordinator. Currently, 1,365 children are enrolled in the Imagination Library Program. Families may enroll their children at the Public Library on E Gaines Street in Lawrenceburg. Books are then mailed to the children's homes.
For more information, please visit the Library website.
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 Housing Authority 931-762-7532.