Thursday, January 24, 2008

Volunteer Mentors Age 50+ Needed in Garfield

If you are 50 years of age or older and would like to make a difference in the life of a child, OASIS is looking for you. OASIS, a national education organization, located in Macy's Department Store in Pittsburgh, provides educational, cultural, and wellness programs to adults 50 years of age and older. OASIS is recruiting older adult volunteer mentors to assist in our Active Generations after school program targeting children in 3-5th grade at Ft. Pitt Accelerated Learning Academy in Garfield.

Active Generations is an intergenerational nutrition/physical activity program that promotes the importance of physical activity and a healthy diet to assist in combating the childhood obesity epidemic plaguing today's children. The older adults mentor the children for 1 hour a week for six weeks starting on Thursday, April 3, 2008. Training on the nutrition/physical activity program will be provided.

If you would like more information about the Active Generations program, or are interested in volunteering please contact Shirley Fisher at OASIS at 412-232-9519 or

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