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Rays of Sunshine Service Sites

Spring 2021 CALENDAR

What is Rays of Sunshine? 
The RAYS OF SUNSHINE SERVICE PROGRAM provides Villanova student volunteers the opportunity to tutor, mentor, and support children in inner-city Philadelphia schools and community centers on a weekly basis.  Classroom training is provided, as well as transportation to all sites. 

Villanova is committed to all of our community partners and we are currently working with them to find creative and safe ways to continue working with each one. In order to protect the local community, our domestic and internal partners, and the campus community, we will prioritize mutual benefit and safety following the Pennsylvania State and Campus guidelines.

Classroom Tutoring

Weekly Service Opportunities  

January 2021 - April 2021


Youth Strides Center

  • Saturdays, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

In partnership with the Philadelphia Police Department, this unique program connects Villanova student tutors with High School students to aid in their preparation for taking the SAT!

Upper Merion Area Middle School

  • Tuesdays, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Wednesdays, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Upper Merion Area Middle School offers a wonderful opportunity for Villanova student volunteers to tutor and mentor middle school students both during the school day, as well as within the after school program. Volunteers will assist with homework tasks and provide valuable mentoring to students interested in attending College after High School.  Upper Merion Middle School in located in King of Prussia, PA.  

Northern Children’s Services

  • Wednesdays,  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Thursdays,  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Northern Children’s Services is an after school program located in Roxborough, PA. Villanova student volunteers tutor children in mathematics and reading and are encouraged to assist in leading various recreational activities, including volleyball, dodgeball, and basketball.

Overbrook Educational Center

  • Fridays 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Overbrook Educational Center is an after school program located in Philadelphia, PA. Overbook Educational Center provides a unique service opportunity as almost 30 percent of the students are blind or visually impaired. Villanova student volunteers tutor children in mathematics. 

Sturgis Recreational Center

  • Fridays 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Sturgis Playground Recreational Center is, as their slogan says “a place to play, learn, and grow.” Villanova volunteers will have the opportunity to help the center with educational games and assisting middle school students with homework.


Contact the RAYS OF SUNSHINE Student Executive Board for information on how to register for these service opportunities! 

Rays of Sunshine Tutoring
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