By Andrew Huynh
NHS (National Honor Society) members are giving back to their local community by tutoring young kids three times a week at Ruskin Elementary School.
Members have opportunities to tutor after school every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
“It’s really interesting and it’s fun getting to work with kids from an elementary school that a lot of PHHS students went to,” says Treasurer Elyse Nguyen. “It gives the teachers a helping hand and there’s a bunch of different students there.”
“We wanted to help out those kids in our community,” states President Brandon Dimapasoc.
Since NHS has tutored at Ruskin in the past, setting up a schedule for this year was done by contacting teacher Pamela Colara, who was the same teacher NHS assisted last year.
“The NHS members rotate around the schedule, and each member does at least one session per semester,” informs Secretary Jennifer Lai.
“I’m friends with one kid,” informs Elyse. “We help them in a lot of different subjects which is fun.”
Members of the club are not just limited to the weekly tutoring sessions at Ruskin. Each member is also responsible for finding and committing to their own personal community service projects.
“My personal community project is tutoring kids at Sunshine School,” explains general member Jaria Jaug.
Aside from helping in the local community, NHS also helps internationally. This year, the club is working alongside Save the Children, an international non-governmental organization that promotes children’s rights and provides relief and support to children in developing countries.
“NHS brings so many people from different clubs together to work on different and amazing things,” says Brandon. We hold fundraisers to raise money for Save the Children.”