Kids Reading to Succeed- March Saturday Reading Program (Union Rescue Mission)
Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 8:20 AM to 11:00 AM (PST)
Los Angeles, CA
Disney Magic is the theme for March! We are delighted to welcome Geoff Wheeler, who is an Animator for Walt Disney Pictures. Geoff will be sharing about his job as a Disney animator and how literacy plays a critical role in the work he does. Volunteers will work with KRS kids to create their own animated art.
More about Geoff Wheeler: Geoff has been working as an animator and storyboard artist in film and television for over 10 years, and is currently a character animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios. His partial credit list includes the films: Hotel Transylvania, Arthur Christmas, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Beverly Hills Chihuahua and The Spiderwick Chronicles; television: Disney's Get Ed and Jojo's Circus.
- 8:20 - 8:50 a.m.: Volunteer Registration (*If you are a new volunteer, please sign in by 8:30 am at the latest. If you are a returning volunteer, please arrive by 8:40 am. Please be on time; volunteers who have completed a background check will be matched with a student on a first-come, first serve basis.)
- 8:50 - 9:00 a.m.: Volunteer orientation
- 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.: Volunteers read with students
- 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.: Special presentation by guest speakers
PARKING: For detailed directions, click here. Park at Mission's underground parking structure, which is next to the Mission (a red building) and a green pay toilet. Drive up to gate in view of camera, and gate will open once you are in view of the security cameras. You may park in any open space. Carpooling is encouraged. Take elevator to 1st floor, let Receptionist know you are here to volunteer for KRS, and then you will be buzzed in to the secure 4th floor.
BACKGROUND CHECK: Because KRS works with children, we are required to do a background check on all volunteers. Thus, before you can volunteer at KRS, you must complete a new volunteer application and bring with you to KRS' sign-in a form of photo identification (e.g., a driver's license) for background check purposes. Please fill out a new volunteer application online here before coming to volunteer.
READING TIPS/FAQ: Please review the Reading Tips and FAQ here before coming to the Saturday reading program.
CANCELLATIONS: If you must cancel, please give us at least 48 hours notice so we can find a volunteer replacement if necessary.