As it prepares to resume sessions on Saturday 19th September, the Cushion Club, a weekly reading club for kids, renews its call for volunteers.
“Volunteering gives you the opportunity to contribute to the literary and social development of the children and to interact with and observe them,” said the club’s longest serving and lead volunteer Cedric Holder."
The club, which has been in existence since 1997, strives to make a difference in the lives of its young members; and with no entrance fee or registration required; it’s very easy to join.
The Cushion Club meets between 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon at the Senior Centre on Emms Drive.
In addition to reading and word games and quizzes, the Club also tries to assist where necessary with home work and study. Sometimes, guest readers – including chief librarian Dorothea Nelson, writers Joy Lawrence, Floree Williams and Patricia Harrington, the Girl Guides, among others – stop by. So, if you would like to stop by once a month, every Saturday, or even just once, the club welcomes you.
The overall goal though is to make reading fun while improving literary skills and an appreciation for the literary arts.