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Homework help offered at Rosemount Woods

The Rosemount Leaders Group has set its sights on making an impact in the lives of people in Rosemount. The group has different plans to reach different groups. Later this month they will focus on getting students the academic help they need.

The group will host Homework Help Week from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 through Oct. 26. The week-long initiative aims to help elementary, middle school and high school students living in the Rosemount Woods neighborhood. The sessions will be held in the neighborhood's tornado shelter.

Community resources officer Beth Richtsmeier said between 60 and 70 kids live in the area. The idea for the initiative came after a Safety in the Parks event held last summer at the manufactured home community.

Red Pine Elementary School principal Gary Anger said volunteers from his school, City on a Hill Church and 360 Communities will offer academic support to students who look for it, be it memorizing spelling words or algebra.

"We will be there to offer academic support and build relationships," said Anger.

While Richtsmeier and Anger aren't sure what to expect, they hope the event might lead to something more.

The week will offer similar help to what the Rosemount Family Resource Center offers. Many of the students that live in the Rosemount Woods neighborhood though cannot get to the center for help. Richtsmeier said if leaders find there is a need for the resource in the area they will work on making it happen.

"We'll see where it goes," said Richtsmeier.

For more information contact Richtsmeier at 651-322-2012.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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