SBC-Mays Ellison Learning Center

SBC- Mays Ellison Learning Center Interest Survey

In accordance with plans for a year long celebration to honor 160 years of the establishment of Second Baptist Church (SBC), a proposal is put forth to reinstate the Mays/Ellison Learning Center (MELC). The Primary focus of MELC will be to provide reading support to K-12 children and youth at SBC, Melcher Elementary, and the surrounding community.

Brief History of Mays/Ellison Learning Center:
*Dr. Benjamin E. Mays was an African American Baptist minister and a nationally acclaimed civil rights activist. Because of his far-reaching and significant contributions in fighting for the rights of all African Americans, the first SBC learning center was named after Dr. Mays.
*Jeanne Ellison was a faithful SBC member and a dedicated retired educator, who worked tirelessly for many years to keep the mission of the Benjamin E. Mays Learning Center alive, offering academic tutoring for SBC and community children and youth. 
*The Mays/Ellison Learning Center seeks to continue the rich legacy of assisting children and youth in their educational growth. 
1.Qualifications for a Reading Mentor: Fluent English reader, 15 years old and above, who is comfortable reading with individuals one-on-one and or in small groups. Reading mentors DO NOT have to be trained educators. Reading mentors will receive guidance, instructional tips, and support on how to work with readers of different ages.
Would you be interested in being a Reading Mentor?
2.Do you have computer knowledge and access for virtual/online reading sessions?
3.Would you be able to meet in-person for Saturday reading sessions?
4.Would you be able to meet in-person for Wednesday evening reading sessions?
5.What days and times would work best for you to participate in our reading support program?