First-Year UWM Student Prepares 6th Graders for High School

UW-Milwaukee Student helps 6th graders develop positive study habits!

MILWAUKEE, WI – March 15, 2019 – College Bigs and Youth Mentor volunteers at St. Marcus Lutheran School to help with homework and to develop positive study habits. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) student, Gabriel Dove assists with St. Marcus’ efforts to improve study habits of their students in order to prepare them for high school. Since October 2018, Volunteers from UW-Milwaukee have worked with a small group of 6th, 7th and 8th graders on self-empowerment and positive habits that will help with their academic success in the future. While developing great rapport with his students, Gabriel assists with work on math, reading, writing, and the Lutheran school’s word of God assignments. Each week, Gabriel assists 1-2 students with their homework. The Little Chute, WI native helps the students as needed with things they don’t yet understand and keeps them on task. Through his volunteer opportunity, Gabriel has had the chance to meet a few kids from the school’s neighboring community. He has worked very hard to build a positive relationship with his mentees. While Gabriel has done some things for the St. Marcus students, he feels that the students have done much more for him. 

“The students have taught me a lot about how to be a better person, how to work hard, and how to have fun while doing it, all of which have impacted me as a UWM student. I am so thankful for the opportunity and I look forward to volunteering there throughout the rest of the semester.” – Gabriel Dove, UW-Milwaukee student.

Gabriel Dove is a first-year student at UW-Milwaukee with a 3.67 grade point average. His major is currently undecided, but he is looking to focus on either education or social work. Gabriel signed up to volunteer at St. Marcus Lutheran School through the College Bigs and Youth Mentor program hosted through the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research (CCBLLR) at UWM. 

CCBLLR partners with the community to inspire students, faculty, and staff to engage in activities that foster enduring personal and social change. CCBLLR moves UWM to the next level by improving the student civic and leadership experience through a holistic and seamless approach to community engagement. Overall, the CCBLLR will ensure greater impact and success in UWM fulfilling its civic mission and providing well-developed leaders for our communities.