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Good Works Can Lead To Good Grades
 
Brought to You by Kumon Math & Reading Centers

September 20, 2010
 

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According to a recent study, community service can help young students make the grade. American students who volunteer in their community or are motivated to volunteer are more likely to earn above-average grades.
 
That's one reason parents who are eager to help their children have a successful school year may consider helping them volunteer in the community. Sixty percent of more than 1,000 American parents surveyed by Ipsos Public Affairs for Kumon Math and Reading Centers indicated that their children, who are performing at an above-average level in school, are interested in community service or are encouraged to volunteer.
 
Ninety-eight percent of parents of children who perform at an above-average level at school and participate in volunteer activities agree that their child's community involvement helps them succeed both in academics and extra-curricular activities. Moreover, 80 percent of those parents believe that their children's educational experiences inspire them to become more involved in volunteering and charitable acts.
 
These young volunteers are not only experiencing success in school; they are inspiring others to join their efforts. More than a third of parents whose children volunteer said they were inspired to become more involved in the community because of their child's efforts.
 
"Volunteering offers children the chance to see that they can make a difference in their community," said Dr. Mary Mokris, educational specialist with Kumon Math and Reading Centers. "That empowers them to take ownership of their life and their education so that they can give more back."
 
She believes today's children are becoming role models for their parents and peers, demonstrating how to get involved and make a difference. "It's inspiring but not surprising to see the connection between education and social responsibility," Dr. Mokris added.
 
To learn about volunteer opportunities visit your city hall, library or conduct an online search. To learn more about Kumon and to find locations near you, please call us toll free at 877-586-6673 or visit us online at www.kumon.com.
 


 
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ILLINOIS - Northern
 
Algonquin 4063 W. Algonquin Road, Algonquin , IL
Arlington Heights 1141 S. Arlington Heights Road, Units E-F, Alrington Heights, IL
Aurora - Southeast 2206 Ogden Ave., Aurora, IL
Bloomingdale 160 S. Bloomingdale Rd., Bloomingdale, IL
Buffalo Grove - North 1205 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove, IL
Buffalo Grove - South 727 E. Dundee Road, Arlington Heights, IL
Chicago - Andersonville 5647 N. Clark Street, Chicago , IL
Chicago--Lincoln Ave. 6316 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL
Chicago--South Loop 2113 B. South China Place, Chicago, IL
Des Plaines 1531 Ellinwood Avenue, Des Plaines, IL
Downers Grove 1229 Ogden Avenue, Downers Grove, IL
Elmhurst 420 North York Road, Elmhurst, IL
Evanston 812 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL
Glen Ellyn 456 Hillside Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL
Glenview 1132 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL
Gurnee 401 N. Riverside Drive, Unit 9, Gurnee, IL
Hinsdale 777 N. York Road, Hinsdale, IL
Hoffman Estates 1622 W. Algonquin Road, Hoffman Estates, IL
Homer Glen 14224 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen, IL
Lake Bluff 123 N. Waukegan Road, Suite 201, Lake Bluff, IL
Lake Zurich 153 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich, IL
Lincolnshire 30 Riverwoods Road, Lincolnshire, IL
Lombard 533 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL
Machesney Park 1081 West Lane Road, Machesney Park, IL
McHenry 1308 N. Richmond Road, McHenry, IL
Mundelein South/Vernon Hills 726 S. Butterfield Road, Mundelein, IL
Naperville - South 2744 Forgue Drive, Naperville, IL
Niles 860 Civic Center Drive, Niles, IL
Northbrook 1749 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL
Oak Park 137 North Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL
Orland Park - South 8600 W. 159th Street, Suite 6, Orland Park, IL
Palantine 112 W. Northwest Hwy, Palantine, IL
Park Ridge 401 Devon Avenue, Park Ridge, IL
Rockford 3055 N. Perryville Road, Rockford, IL
Schaumburg - Central 23 Golf Center, Hoffman Estates, IL
Schaumburg - Northeast 1057 Salem Plaza, Schaumburg, IL
Shorewood - Joliet 18622 S. Route 59, Unit D1, Shorewood, IL
West Dundee 649 S. Rte. 31, West Dundee, IL
Wheaton 616 W. Childs Street, Wheaton, IL
Willowbrook 50 W. 63rd Street, Willowbrook, IL
Wilmette 2300 Old Glenview Road, Wilmette, IL
 
ILLINOIS - Central
 
Bloomington 716 E. Empire Street, Suite A, Bloomington, IL
Champaign 405 W. Windsor Place, Champaign, IL
Peoria 7308-7310 North University Street, Peoria, IL
 
ILLINOIS - Southern
 
Fairview Heights 5440 N. Illinois, Suite103, Fairview Heights, IL
 
INDIANA- Northern
 

Central Carmel 727 South Rangeline Road, Carmel, IN
Fishers - East 10106 Brooks School Road, Suite 300, Fishers, IN
Granger 14500 State Road 23, Granger, IN
West Lafayette 2635 Yeager Road, Suites A & F, West Lafayette, IN
 
INDIANA - Southern
 
Indy North 1712 E. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN
Newburgh 3955 Haley Drive, Newburgh, IN
Noblesville 216 Lakeview Drive, Noblesville, IN
Pike 7855 North Marsh Road, Indianapolis, IN
Plainfield 1500 S. Center Street, Plainfield, IN
 
IOWA
 
Johnston 5800 Merle Hay Road, Suite 2, Johnston, IA
West Des Moines 1959 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines, IA
 
KANSAS
 
Stoll Park 11822 Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS
 
KENTUCKY
 
Edgewood 3031 Dixie Highway, Suite 201A, Edgewood, KY
Florence 8170 Mall Road, Florence, KY
Jeffersontown 10213 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY
South Lexington 145 Burt Road #1 & 2, Lexington, KY
 
MICHIGAN
 
Auburn Hills 71 S. Squirrel Road, Auburn Hills, MI
Beavercreek 3293 Seajay Drive, Beavercreek, MI
Birmingham 746 E. Maple Avenue, Birmingham, MI
Bloomfield Hills 43183 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield, MI
Bloomfield Hills-West Maple 6275 Inkster Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Canton 45674 Ford Road, Canton, MI
Cascade 6810 Old 28th Street S. E., Cascade, MI
Commerce 2669 Union Lake Road, Commerce, MI
East Lansing 909 Abbott Road, East Lansing, MI
Farmington Hills 27622 Middlebelt, Farmington Hills, MI
Grand Rapids - North 4318 Plainfield Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI
Macomb 46801 Garfield Road, Macomb, MI
Massillon 7182 Fulton Drive NW, Suite 105A, Canton , OH
Midtown 111 E. Kirby Street, RM 2,3,4, Detroit, MI
Okemos 2199 Jolly Rd. - STE. 135 A, Okemos, MI
Plymouth 257 N. Main Street, Plymouth, MI
Rochester Hills 134 W. University Dr., Ste. 106, Rochester, MI
Royal Oak 2707 W. Webster, Royal Oak, MI
St. Clair Shores 21147 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Sterling Heights 37856 Van Dyke Avenue, Sterling Heights, MI
Troy-East 38921 Dequindre Road, Troy, MI
Troy-North 46 W. Square Lake, Troy, MI
Walled Lake 49030 Pontiac Trail, Ste. 300, Wixom, MI
Washington-Shelby 52015 Van Dyke, Shelby Township, MI
West Bloomfield 6433 Farmington Road, West Bloomfield, MI
Westland 38545 Ford Road, Ste. 203, Westland, MI
 
MINNESOTA
 
Bloomington 10800 Normandale Boulevard, Ste. 103, Bloomington, MN
Chanhassen 854 West 78th Street, Suite 202, Chanhassen, MN
Eden Prairie 7510 Market Place Drive, Ste. 101, Eden Prairie, MN
Edina 5100 Eden Avenue, Suites 203/204, Edina, MN
Elk River 586 Dodge Avenue, Suite A, Elk River, MN
Plymouth 3475 Plymouth Blvd, #400, Plymouth, MN
 
MISSOURI
 
Chesterfield 15510 Olive Blvd., Ste. 110 & 105, Chesterfield, MO
Clayton 201 S. Central Avenue, #100, Clayton, MO
Columbia 3401 Broadway Business Park, Suite 111, Columbia, MO
Florissant 2568 N. Hwy 67, Florissant, MO
Harvester 3930 South Old Highway 94, Suite 47, St. Charles, MO
Kirkwood 134 W. Madison, Kirkwood, MO
Ladue 9651 Clayton Road, Ste. D & E, Ladue, MO
Maryland Heights 2045 Dorsett Village, Maryland Heights, MO
O'Fallon 2717 Highway K, O'Fallon, MO
Oakville 6070-B Telegraph Road, Oakville, MO
 
OHIO - Northern
 
Dublin 6135 Rings Road, Dublin, OH
Gahanna 110 N. High Street, Suite 108, Gahanna, OH
Hilliard 3582 Fishinger Blvd., Hilliard, OH
Perry sburg 13003 Eckel Junction Road, Ste. 3E, Perrysburg, OH
Powell 74 Clairdan Drive, Powell, OH
Solon 33431 Aurora Road, Solon, OH
Strongsville 20884 Royalton Road, Unit C, Strongsville, OH
Sylvania 4024 N. Holland Sylvania Road, Unit #9, Toledo, OH
Westlake 24599 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH
 
OHIO - Southern
 
Anderson 8315 Beechmont Ave., Ste #28, Cincinnati, OH
Fairborn 1226 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs, Suite 4D, Fairborn, OH
Kettering 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, OH
Mason 6209 Snider Road, Suite B, Mason, OH
Springboro 300 South Main, Springboro, OH
West Chester 8202 Highland Pointe Drive, West Chester, OH
 
WISCONSIN
 
Madison-West 6504 Odana Road, Madison, WI




 

 

   
 

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