CORRYVILLE LITTLE BUDDIES
Around 16 years ago Moeller created a partnership with Corryville Catholic Elementary School to help meet the needs of the Corryville students, and to provide Moeller students with opportunities to serve in the community. Working with students at Corryville in the classroom, during their school day, is one of these programs. The Little Buddies program pairs Moeller junior and seniors with students from Corryville Catholic in a particular class, grades pre-school through 3rd grade.
The Little Buddies program seeks to provide assistance for young children, many whom are in need of extra guidance in their classes. The Moeller students seek to assist the children and the teachers by providing positive role models for the kids, and to assist in their education during the bi-weekly visits. The Moeller students seek to build long term, loving and caring relationships with the children in their class. For the children, their Moeller Buddy sets positive expectations, promotes their strengths, teaches life and academic skills, provides enrichment activities and models responsible Christian behavior. The men of Moeller become a source of inspiration for the children at Corryville and they really look forward to seeing their Moeller Buddies.
During the course of the school year, Moeller students in the Little Buddies program are expected to commit to the time that they are assigned – either during A-1 study hall in the morning, or M-block at the end of the school day. The visits will be schedule bi-weekly (twice a month.)
Students who successfully complete their commitment to the program – which includes the visits to Corryville, participation in Christmas on Campus, Zoo Day, and Cap and Gown Days, and don’t have any unexcused absences will be awarded with 35 service hours. Students who fail to meet the requirements may be asked to leave the program.
For more information concerning Pastoral Ministry, send an email to: PastoralMinistry@Moeller.org