Students Offer to Help Others at the Caroline House


By: Ashton Dedona ’17

The Caroline House allows under educated students to receive the opportunity to learn. A lot of Staples’ students have been spending some of their time at this organization in Bridgeport after school.

Shelby Lake ’17 is one of those students. She tutors in math and reading at the Caroline House at least once out of the two days a week it is open.

“It exposes me to others in the world and teaches me that not everyone is as fortunate as we are,” Lake ’17 said. “It’s nice to know that I can contribute.”

Lake ’17 along with Eve Korus ’17 are also members of the National Charity League (NCL) which works in liaison with the Caroline House by sending their members to help out at the organization.

“You can tell that the students really care about learning and appreciate us helping them,” Korus ’17 said.

Jake Moskovitz ’17, another volunteer at the Caroline House, found out about the program through SLOBs (Service League of Boys) and has been going every thursday since his freshman year.

“I teach and tutor kids who often don’t have English as their first language,” Moskovitz ’17 said.

Many students seem to have grown strong connections with the kids that they meet at the Caroline House.

Participating in this organization is easy for anyone to do. The Caroline House does not have a limit on the number of volunteers. Students who are interested can join by emailing or calling the Caroline house with information giving on their website.

Besides the after school help that these Staples’ students participate in, the Caroline House also provides summer tutoring for kids and support for low-income immigrant women by providing them english and life skill lessons.

“I learned that there are a lot of kids that learn at different levels,” Lake ’17 said. “They each are unique.”