Monday, May 04, 2009

May Activities at Cabrini Connections

These are activities that we hope Cabrini Connections students and volunteers will take part in during May

Meeting of the Fund Raising Minds
On May 13th and 14th following the announcements during the tutoring/mentoring sessions, several Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection’s Board Members will be hosting a brief (15-20 min) discussion with all of the volunteers and staff about various fund raising ideas. Many volunteers have shared ideas about ways in which we can obtain the necessary resources for the program, and this brief discussion will be a way of bringing Board Members, staff, and volunteers together to expand on those great ideas.

Club Coordinators and Wednesday/Thursday volunteers please make an effort to attend and share your thoughts. Again, will be pretty brief and will take place immediately following the announcements on May 13th and 14th.

Student and Volunteer Appreciation Night!!! May 20 and 21.
This program would definitely not be what it is without our students and volunteers who participate in the Cabrini Connections’ program! We want to show our appreciation to our student and volunteers by hosting a Student Appreciation Night on May 20th and 21st (Last official tutoring/mentoring sessions of 3rd Quarter), and a Volunteer Appreciation Night on June 11th.

So following the announcements on the May 20th and 21st students will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy an Ice Cream Sundae Bar!!!

On June 11th at 6:30pm all volunteers are invited to the Volunteer Appreciation Night here in the center, and we will provide an Ice Cream Sundae Bar. So save the dates and please come out and enjoy some ice cream while we talk about highlights for the year and how we can have even more highlights heading into the 2009-2010 Tutoring/Mentoring Year!!!

“Understanding Our Youth” - Year End Surveys being collected during May
As the Cabrini Connections staff continues to find ways to better serve our youth and the volunteers who work with our students, we have decided to enhance our survey process to get a better understanding on how to better understand and serve the youth who participate in our program. A brief survey for each one of our students to their mentors, parent/guardian, and their homeroom teachers will be provided by the end of this week. Volunteers will receive their surveys during the sessions and both parents and teachers will receive their surveys in the mail. The information that we receive from these surveys will be used to assist with not only understanding our students’ strengths, but we will use this information to work on any and all weaknesses that our students may have.

Participation of all of our students, parents/guardians, volunteers, and school faculty is essential in this process and we hope that all parties will help us help our students, and we hope to get all of the surveys back by May 22, 2009.

Year End Dinner, June 4, from 6 to 8pm.
Learn more about the dinner at This is a celebration of the past year, and a kick-off for summer and 2009-10 activities. We hope to have a great turnout. Invitations and donor appeals will be in the mail next week.

Year End Dinner Voting Process
We are a month away from the 2009 Year End Dinner and are on track to have one of the best events ever! Over the next two weeks students, volunteers, and staff will be voting on this year’s awards. The student awards include:

-Jimmy Biggs Citizenship Award
-Most Motivated
-Best Overall Academic Achievement
-Most Improved Award

Please assist us with ensuring that the 2009 Year End Dinner is a success by donating to this year’s event at

Cabrini Connections 2009 Summer Schedule!!!
Be on the lookout for the 2009 Summer Schedule and all of the great activities that can and will be taking place. Year End Dinner on June 4th, The Edgewood College Experience July 6-8, Annual Golf Benefit on July 16…and MUCH MUCH MORE!!!

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