St. Luke’s School students Sheetal Akole (far left) and Khushwant Dhaliwal (far right) donated their proceeds from tutoring math to the After School Program at Family & Children’s Agency.
NORWALK, CT - For the third year in a row, St. Luke’s School students Sheetal Akole and Khushwant (Khush) Dhaliwal have generously supported the After School Program at Family & Children’s Agency by donating their proceeds from math tutoring services they provide to the Fairfield Enrichment Club. Sheetal and Khush both presented their donations of $1,000 and $500, respectively, to Jennifer Barahona, Director of Youth Development, at the After School Program’s location at Norwalk Community College. This is the third donation by Sheetal and second by Khush.
“The commitment by Sheetal and Khush to both continue to tutor math and donate to the After School Program shows they both have a strong understanding of the value of education in our community,” said Barahona. “We are thrilled to accept their donations and they serve as an inspiration to both youth and adults throughout the community.”
“My love of math began at an early age because it was a fun way to solve problems,” said Khush, a sophomore at St. Luke’s School. “By working with the Fairfield Enrichment Clubs, I could use math and solving problems to connect to students with similar interests. I was helping my community in whatever small way I could.”
Sheetal began as a member of the original Fairfield Enrichment Club in fifth grade and began tutoring when she entered high school. Sheetal is a senior at St. Luke’s School and will be attending the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall.
“I believe Family & Children’s Agency is an essential part of the community,” said Sheetal. “What I am doing with the Fairfield Enrichment Club is my effort to help students who would like an academic challenge, but the After School Program at Family & Children’s Agency helps students learn and develop in other ways. It helps young students in need of after school academic assistance and encouragement. They don’t only challenge students, but they challenge individuals to understand the world better.”
The Fairfield Enrichment Club is a community service project of high school students who coach students from local elementary and middle schools in mathematical problem solving and nationally acclaimed math contest preparation.
The After School Program improves the lives of Norwalk’s middle school youth by enabling their successful transition into high school and increasing their ability to be productive, independent young adults. This is accomplished by providing a safe and structured community-based After School Program for students to improve academic performance, develop character, and promote healthy peer interactions and lifestyles.
To learn more about the After School Program, please contact Jennifer Barahona, Director, Youth Development, at (203) 523-5784 or email email@example.com.