New Bedford School for Girls welcomes volunteers

Since opening in 2008, Our Sisters’ School on Brownell Avenue in New Bedford has sought to educate and inspire girls in grades 5-8, providing strong academic programs combined with positive character development. .

School principal Sarah Herman said this week that the school receives no money from the city of New Bedford. It is funded primarily by federal grants and private donations.

As you can imagine, volunteers play a big part in the success of Our Sisters’ School. Herman said this week on town square sunday thisthe contribution of volunteers is essential to the success of the school. »

She said volunteers work in all facets of the school, from board members to cleaning crews. Herman said retired teachers come to Our Sisters’ School to serve as academic tutors and families of students commit 15 hours a year to help in any way they can. A

Anyone interested in volunteering at Our Sisters’ School can find out more by visiting the school’s website.

Herman also wanted to thank their community partners for helping to advance the education of their students. Partners such as the Community Boating Center, UMass Dartmouth and Buttonwood Park Zoo all work with Our Sisters’ School to provide students with skills such as sailing and confidence, the value of science, technology and mathematics, and animal science.

Sarah Herman’s interview can be heard here:

town square sunday is a weekly public affairs program heard every Sunday morning at 6 and 11 a.m. on 1420 WBSM and 99.5 FM. The program spotlights individuals and organizations seeking to make the South Coast a better place to live and work.

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