For the past five weeks, several dedicated DePaul law students volunteered their time to tutor the 6th grade class at Pritzker Elementary on the basics of math and reading comprehension skills. The tutors spent two hours every Friday morning at Pritzker with each tutor working with one to two students. After every Friday session, the 6th graders always thanked the tutors for their time and attention.
First year law student Patrick Spellman remarked “I was very invested in the students’ well-being. Truthfully, I found myself wanting them to succeed more than wanting to gain any sense of pride for myself for my efforts. I am thankful to these students for granting me that perspective.”
In addition to tutoring, the law students supported Pritzker students by collecting school supplies. The donation drive was organized and lead by PBCSI coordinator, Alexandra Antonacci, who recruited two student organizations, the Child & Family Law Association and Phi Alpha Delta, to assist with the drive.
PBCSI Director Cheryl Price recently delivered the school supplies to Pritzker.
“It is always satisfying to drop off the school supplies, because I get to be reminded of how essential these supplies are to the school’s neediest students. We are proud to be able to help in this way.”