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Volunteer of the Month: November

Reported by greg_gibson@ipsd.org on 11/16/17

The BMO Harris Bank District 204 Volunteer of the Month is being awarded to husband and wife duo AJ and TC Collier from Waubonsie Valley High School.

AJ and TC have been instrumental in overseeing the after-school tutoring program at Waubonsie Valley High School for the past three years. They have devoted their time two nights a week to tutor academically at-risk African American freshmen students. Additionally, they have helped to organize peer tutors, other parent tutors, and have even expanded the program to include Saturday tutoring sessions.

Principal Jason Stipp noted that AJ and TC were dedicated to finding a solution to help in lowering the achievement gap for students. “AJ and TC realize the importance of additional tutoring support for students and have created a volunteer network to support incoming freshmen so they have success from the start,” Stipp said. “The Colliers have also been instrumental in leading the PAGES parent group at Waubonsie Valley, which works to support lessening the achievement gap for minority students. They have been selfless and diligent in this effort.”

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(l to r): Waubonsie Valley High School Principal, Jason Stipp | Volunteers of the Month, TC and AJ Collier |Nicki McIntyre, BMO Harris Bank Vice President & Bank Manager

BMO Harris Bank is helping District 204 recognize one volunteer each month who has generously given his or her time to support District 204's students and schools. To celebrate these outstanding volunteers, BMO Harris Bank is donating $1,000 to the volunteer's school. To nominate an outstanding volunteer, visit Volunteer of the Month.

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