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Smokey Mountain Elementary School


Contact: Dr. Tracie Metz, Principal

Mailing Address: 884 Highway 441 North
Whittier, NC 28789

Phone Number: 828-497-5535

Fax Number: 828-497-4907

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Office Hours: 7:00am to 4:00pm M-F

Location: Take the Cherokee exit off of Hwy 441 North; the school is approximately two-tenths of a mile on the right.

Agency Description: Smokey Mountain Elementary School is a pre-K through 8th school with a diverse student body, including 47% Cherokee students. Tutors in reading and math and mentors to help build self-esteem are welcome. People who love the outdoors may be interested in helping with the school's environmental projects or Cherokee Challenge. CC is for 6th and 7th graders and meets weekly after school at a ropes course and other sites, as well as once a month on a weekend and during the summer for a 7- to 10-day-long camp. The GEAR UP program is for 7th through 9th graders to get started preparing for college. Positive role-model mentors who can spend an average of 4 hours monthly with a student (eating lunch at school, talking about the future, going on enrichment trips, to name a few activities) are invited to call Dr. Charles McConnell at 586-4091 ext. 385. A summer camp is part of the program.


Time Commitment: Minimum of one hour a week for two months, between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements: Volunteers should have the welfare of the children at heart.

Volunteer Involvement: Work one-on-one with children in reading, math, and hands-on science; be a self-esteem builder; and occasionally help with some clerical work.

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