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Power of One Volunteer Program Honored by WASA

 Power of One Volunteer Deborah Lamb and Power of One Coordinator Terry Monette
Power of One Volunteer Deborah Lamb and Coordinator Terry Monette

The Power of One Volunteer Program, a partnership of the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center and Shoreline Public Schools, was presented a Community Leadership Award by the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Region 110 (King County) at the group’s annual awards luncheon on Friday, May 17 at the Puget Sound Educational District in Renton.

Power of One was nominated by Superintendent Rebecca Miner for their work and collaboration in placing volunteers throughout Shoreline schools

The volunteer program develops and supports senior citizen volunteers to serve in Shoreline elementary schools. The program, which has been in existence since 1996, matches volunteers to rewarding volunteer opportunities throughout the schools. They recruit, train, mentor and support each of the volunteers to ensure they are successful in supporting all students. Their consistent presence in the classroom also allows the volunteers and students to build strong intergenerational relationships that enrich the lives of both. 

“We were honored to be able to recognize this incredible group for their contributions to our schools and the educational support they provide to our students and teachers,” said Superintendent Miner.

If you are interested in learning more about the Power of One program or volunteering, please contact Terry Monette at terry.monette@shorelineschools.org or 978-505-1709.