For more information on the South Forsyth Middle School Junior Beta Club’s homework help program this month at the Sharon Forks Library, visit forsythpl.org.
SOUTH FORSYTH — For two upcoming days after school, students do not need to secure the help of their parents or an adult for tutoring. They can look to their peers.
The South Forsyth Middle School Junior Beta Club is offering free homework help and tutoring from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road.
No registration is required.
“The mission of the SFMS Junior Beta Club is to help seventh- and eighth-graders build character and leadership skills while making a positive impact on the community,” said Mendy Gunter, branch manager for the library.
The club is a chapter of the National Beta Club, a nonprofit that promotes academic achievement, character and leadership development and volunteer service in educational institutions.
Students are selected to participate in the club based on academic success and their ability to serve as a positive role model for other students.
Kimberly Schreier, a math teacher at South, sponsors the club and has led recent projects that included writing thank-you letters to veterans and organizing a game day for residents of Noble Village Senior Living.
“Students are already coming to the library after school, so our partnership with the Junior Beta Club makes it convenient for those kids to get free homework help,” Gunter said. “Ms. Schreier and the club volunteers take this opportunity to help other students seriously. We hope more parents will bring their children in for help at the February sessions, even if it’s just to have an assignment check over to catch any mistakes.”
Next month, the Beta Club at South plans to help with the International Festival at Sharon Elementary.