Romona's Kids: Students helping students in Shaker Heights

Romona's Kids: Students helping students in Shaker Heights

SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - It's getting closer to the end of the school year, but some local students are still showing amazing commitment to a project they've been working on for years.

This week's Romona's Kids reside in Shaker Heights.

Classes are over for the day, but some second graders at Fernway Elementary are staying an extra hour, meeting with the "Take Action Tutoring Club," from Shaker Heights High School.

"There's been a lot of improvement," said Kristi Seman. "We typically work on their spelling, basic math, time, and working with the state standards which are ever changing for this age group."

"I like it here because it can teach me more math," said second-grader Louise Hubbard.

The older students have been doing this once a week for the whole year. That's almost 200 hours of volunteering.

"It's fun because you help them but you also develop a bond, like Maisie and I are good friends," said Kathleen White. "I actually like doing extra work because it's very fun for me," said Maisie Fredricks.

It's not only the younger kids who are learning.

"When she says I teach her stuff, I feel kind of proud of myself, because I do want to be a teacher when I grow up," said second-grader Maylin Heiskell.

"She always makes math more fun, she makes it more interesting than just numbers," said Skyler Hurle.

"It's really fun for me because I get to help teach kids and it's very rewarding and I also connect with them," said Greta Bauer.

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