Category: FISH

  • Come FISH with Us!

    Come FISH with Us!

    Come FISH with Us! We are casting our lines for new FISH mentors for our Friends in Schools Helping program. New volunteers may attend any training regardless of their county of residence. The next training date is October 10th in Charlottesville. More dates and locations may be added if needed. Come FISH with us! FISH@jabacares.org […]

  • Planning an after-school Scratch Club – What fun!

    I am having a lot of fun learning how to code using Scratch! More information about our club coming soon… About Scratch With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, […]

  • Have some time to help refugee ESL students? Become a FISH volunteer

    Have some time to help refugee ESL students? Become a FISH volunteer

    If you have just one hour a week to have lunch with one of our refugee students, we need you! I am looking forward to my 8th year of volunteering twice a week as a FISH tutor/mentor for ESL students at Jackson-Via Elementary School.  These students (about 60, most of whom are refugees) are very eager, enthusiastic learners who […]

  • Come FISH with us! New TUTOR/MENTORS needed for Friends in School Helping

    Come FISH with us! New TUTOR/MENTORS needed for Friends in School Helping

    Come FISH with us! We are casting our lines for new FISH mentors for our Friends in School Helping program. The upcoming training dates are 8/7 Charlottesville, 8/21 Louisa, 9/3 Charlottesville and 10/10 Charlottesville. More dates may be added if needed. New volunteers may attend any trainings regardless of their county of residence. Please contact FISH@jabacares.org for […]

  • Hope to see ScratchJr in Cville area schools this year!

    Hope to see ScratchJr in Cville area schools this year!

    I have been using the online Scratch programing interface with 3rd and 4th grade students during my volunteer time at Jackson-Via Elementary School, so I was really interested  to learn about the new ScratchJr which has been developed for 5-7 year olds.   Young students learn very quickly how to create and control characters on the […]

  • Have some time to help with refugee ESL students? Read about these kids @cvilletomorrow

    Have some time to help with refugee ESL students? Read about these kids @cvilletomorrow

    If you have just one hour a week to have lunch with one of our refugee students, we need you! I am looking forward to my 8th year of volunteering twice a week as a FISH tutor/mentor for ESL students at Jackson-Via Elementary School.  These students (about 60, most of whom are refugees) are very eager, enthusiastic learners who […]