Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod partners with Bournedale Elementary School

BOURNE, Mass. – U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod announced a partnership in education with the Bournedale Elementary School that is expected to provide 50 volunteer hours tutoring 4th grade students in math skills.

The program, which started February 10th, consists of 15 air station crewmembers that will be working “one on one” or in small groups with the students to prepare for the upcoming Massachusetts Standardized Math Exams.

“The Air Station’s involvement in the Partnership in Education program is one way the Coast Guard gives back to the local community outside our mission set,” said Lt. j.g. Zephyr Mays, the program coordinator for the Coast Guard. “Demonstrating how we use math in our jobs as pilots, air crewmen, yeomen, store keepers and cooks positively impacts young children by creating excitement in those important skills.”

Coast Guard Partnership in Education volunteers work with educators to establish relationships and develop programs that effectively support academic goals. Through this program, the Coast Guard strives to prepare students to become good citizens who will make significant contributions to the communities in which they live.

The partnership has been in the works since November, and will last for five weeks. Both school and Coast Guard officials hope to extend the program beyond this initial session.

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