"Saturday Academy is something I look forward to each year. Without sounding too lofty, we hear a lot about volunteerism, and learning the importance of giving back to the community is taught here at School from day one. On the larger national and global scale it is a way for all of us to pitch into try and make our communities and our world a better place– “those to whom much is given, much is expected” is one of those Kennedy-isms we were reminded of just recently.
"Saturday Academy is a microcosm of that. But it doesn’t get to the core of what the program is to me. It is a perfectly delightful hour of my time . Chances are I will come away having learned a math trick I wish I’d known 40 years ago! Maybe a child learns a new word or a little light goes off when you put a homework exercise in the context of their world rather than the workbook model. There is nothing like the feeling you get once you have done something for someone else – wherever you are in your life. But there is nothing quite like walking down the hall with your student of the day who has run up to you saying: 'You came back!'”
-Tressa Hamby, Development Assistant and Saturday Academy volunteer