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VNB Community Counts: JABA's FISH Program

February 26, 2010

Community Counts gives you a chance to help you learn more about the people and the organizations that have a positive impact on our community. This week we feature the Jefferson Area Board for Aging's FISH Program.

Erica Smith, Coordinator of the FISH program, joined CBS19's Bo Sykes to talk more about the program. FISH stands for "Friends In Schools Helping." It is an inter-generational tutoring program, one of the many services that JABA provides to our community.

JABA's FISH program gives volunteers the chance to make a difference in student's life. FISH is an early intervention program, so most FISH tutors help elementary students in our public schools. FISH tutors directly address the community need of eliminating the achievement gap in our public schools. JABA provides training and ongoing support for our tutors.

If you are interested in getting involved, you can contact Erica Smith at: (434) 817-5217 or email her at: esmith@jabacares.org.

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