Meet Barby Goldschmid this week's Ben's Bells Bellee! Barby was nominated by Yonny Beers for work as the former Director and current volunteer of the After School Music & Homework Program (ASMHP) at St. Philip's In the Hills Episcopal Church. During her tenure, Barby supervised over 40 volunteers. ASMHP volunteers tutor, mentor, and serve as role models for children, grades 3-5, who attend Holaway and Rio Vista Elementary Schools in the Amphitheater School District. The children attend ASMHP four days a week from school dismissal until picked up by a parent or guardian at 6:00 pm, are fed a healthy snack, and receive music training in addition to their homework help. At a time when funding for education is being severely cut, this program fills a vital need in our community. While Barby officially retired from her directorship in late 2017, she still dedicates her time as a volunteer. It is Barby’s leadership, continued support, gentle spirit, and infectious joy that helps makes the program a huge success!
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