Volunteers help Mass. middle-school students connect learning, careers

11/1/2013 | WBZ-TV (Boston)

Massachusetts students at one middle school are learning from "Citizen Teachers" who teach students lessons in personal finance, robotics and other topics during the extended school-day program. Through the Citizen Schools program, volunteers teach real-world, hands-on lessons in their areas of expertise. The experience helps students "connect what they're learning in the school day to real world careers," said Jon Downing, who is in charge of the program at Edwards Middle School in Charlestown.

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