For the 18th consecutive year, Capitol Federal has partnered with Highland Park Central Elementary to provide mentors and volunteers to work with students. Since 1996, Capitol Federal employees have volunteered to read with students and tutor them in various subjects through the Partner in Education agreement. The volunteers also help with other school events throughout the year, making them a vital part of the HPC family.
On Wednesday, August 27th Capitol Federal Chairman, President and CEO John B. Dicus and Highland Park Central Principal Kelley Norman signed the agreement with students, staff and volunteer representatives on hand to witness the event.
“Each year, our Capitol Federal employees are excited to begin the school year with their students. Mentoring their Highland Park Central students is an honor and a privilege,” said Dicus. “It reflects Capitol Federal’s commitment to higher education, and helping our Highland Park Central students build a solid foundation toward that goal is vital to their future and the future of our Topeka community. We are happy to be a part of the success of our students.”
Norman expressed her gratitude to Capitol Federal and its employees. “I’m very excited to have Capitol Federal as Highland Park Central’s Partner in Education. The commitment CapFed’s volunteers have toward our students and their educational progress is incredibly valuable. They are wonderful role models for our students, and we truly appreciate all Capitol Federal does for our school and our community. This will be a great year.”
If you would like to volunteer in a TPS school, a Volunteer Application Form can be found at: http://documents.topekapublicschools.net/communications/visit/VISITvolunteerApplication.pdf
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Topeka is also seeking volunteers for their Bigs in Schools program. Just 30 minutes once a week can make a real difference in a child’s life. Call Big Brothers Big Sisters of Topeka at 234-5524 for more information.