National Volunteer Week
April 21 - 27, 2013
Research over the last 30 years shows that students whose parents or guardians are involved at school, consistantly get better grades, score higher on tests, have increased attendance, increased social skills and go further in school. This proves true across cultural, educational and socioeconomic lines.
The Corporation for National and Community Services annual Volunteering and Civic Life in America report shows that for 6 years in a row the Twin Cities metro area leads the nation with 38.9% of residents volunteering at least once per year.
The State of Minnesota ranks #4 in the nation for volunteering. The most popular ways to help are distributing food, fundraising and general labor.
Nationally, volunteering hit a 5 year high with 63.4 million people (1 in 4) volunteering last year.
Thank you so much to our wonderful volunteers.
You make such a difference to the students and staff at Wilson.
We appreciate you!