Our tutoring program with Buchanan Elementary is one of my favorite community efforts that American Fidelity Colleagues are involved in. Buchanan has been AFA’s partner school since the 2006-2007 school year. We get the opportunity to tutor a student 30 minutes a week, and are able to choose the day and time that works best for our schedule.
Starting this week, the kids at Buchanan will be taking their annual standardized tests. I hope all of the hard work our Colleagues put in with these kids pays off on their tests! Good luck to both the teachers and the students.
We do more than tutor at Buchanan. For the past three years, AFA has held a school supply drive benefitting Buchanan. One year a few of our Information Systems Colleagues installed a smart board and this year we donated new playground equipment for the students. In the past we have been involved with incentives for top readers and we have many Colleagues who go read to classes. At the end of each year, we give a treat to our students for all of their hard work. Just last week, the AFA sponsored Thunder Rolling Book Bus made a stop at our school! I am thankful that AFA allows me time during my work day to make a difference in a child’s life and for all that our Company does for Buchanan and our local community. What are some ways you support the youth in your community? Let us know in the comments.