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CardsCARE Volunteer Opportunities - Read at Local Schools

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It is important as a student-athlete to demonstrate that reading is a necessary and vital component of a good education. Jefferson County Public Schools (as well as other local schools) often make requests for student-athlete's to visit their school and read to the students. The school will usually provide the books for you to read, however some encourage you to bring a book of your own.

Reading to a school is a one-time excursion, and is good for those who are unable to make a commitment to volunteer on a regular basis.

If you are interested in making a difference by reading to kids, contact:

Lesley Prather
CardsCARE Coordinator
(502) 852-8872
lddrur01@gwise.louisville.edu

DIRECTIONS to Area Schools from U of L:

Brooks Elementary School
Contact person is Dixie Clements, 957-4795

  • Take 65 South to Brooks Exit (#121) and turn right off ramp
  • Go 1/8 mile and turn left onto Blue Lick Road
  • You will see the school on your right.

Bullitt Lick Middle School
Contact person is Jerika Smith, 502-543-6806

  • Take 65 South to exit 117 (Shepherdsville/Mt. Washington)
  • Turn right off ramp towards Shepherdsville
  • Go through a couple of lights, cross over railroad track and go through one more light
  • Start looking for school on your right (NOTE - the school sits back off the road)

Churchill Park School

  • Take Crittenden Drive towards the KFEC/old Cardinal Stadium
  • Turn right on Boxley Drive (at the Burger King across from Cracker Barrel)
  • School is just behind Burger King

Dixie Elementary School
Contact person is Marcie Raider, 485-3896

  • Take 65 South to Gene Snyder (265) West
  • Exit at Dixie Highway (31W) and turn right at light
  • Go to second light and turn left onto Ashby Lane (BP on the corner)
  • Go four blocks and turn right on Castlelanda
  • Street will deadend into the school parking lot

DuValle Education Center
Contact person is Dorothy Dryden, 485-3558

  • From Eastern Parkway, take a left on 3rd Street
  • Turn right on Winkler (after you go under the viaduct)
  • Veer to the right (at the Y in the road) onto Algonquin
  • Go straight on Algonquin to 35th Street and turn right
  • Turn left at first light onto Bohne Ave.
  • school is on left at 3610 Bohne Ave. (park on the street or in the parking lot on Bohne)

Eisenhower Elementary School
Contact person is Robyn Senn, 485-6080

  • Take 65 South to Watterson Expressway (264) West
  • Go to Dixie Hwy exit and go south towards Ft. Knox
  • Turn right at the light at Greenwood Road (Walgreens is on the corner)
  • Go approximately 1/2 mile and turn left on Nancy Lane
  • Turn right (first right) on Lila, school will come into view

Hawthorne Elementary School
Contact person is Joey Hurley, 485-8255

  • Take 65 South to Watterson Expressway (264) East
  • Exit at Bardstown Rd. and go north
  • Turn right at 2nd light onto Brighton Street
  • Go through one stop sign and turn left onto Spencer Street
  • Turn left at 2nd stop sign - school will be directly in front of you

Highland Park First Baptist Church
Contact person is Donna Robbins, 445-6391

  • Take 65 South to Gene Snyder (265) East
  • Exit at Billtown Rd. and turn right (follow road to the church)
  • Church is on your left before Seatonville Rd. (can actually see steeple from the exit as you are turning right onto Billtown Rd.)

Holy Trinity Middle School
Contact person is Martine Siegel, 897-2785

  • Take 65 North to 71 North
  • Exit at Zorn Avenue and turn right at end of ramp
  • Make a left on Brownsboro Road
  • Turn right on Chenoweth Lane (at Bank One)
  • Take Chenoweth to Leland and make a left (Holy Trinity will be three blocks down)

Indian Trail Elementary School
Contact person is Krista Kraemer, 485-8592

  • Take Eastern Parkway to Preston Highway and turn right
  • Go straight, pass: 264, Value City, Grade Lane, Gilmore lane, then turn left onto Indian Trail (you can only turn left at this light and they are building a new McDonald's on the right
  • School is on the left, 2-4 blocks down the street
or
  • Take 65 South to Preston/Grade Lane exit and take a left off the ramp
  • Turn right onto Preston Highway and go about two miles
  • Turn left onto Indian Trail (Montgemery Chevrolet on corner and McDonald's being built on your right)
  • School is approximately 1/2 mile on your left on Indian Trail

Kerrick Elementary School
Contact person is Robyn Senn, 485-6080

  • Take 65 South to Watterson Expressway (264) West
  • Get off at the Dixie Hwy Exit and go south towards Ft. Knox
  • Turn right at 4th stop light onto Upper Hunters Trace
  • The school is 1/2 mile on left

Laukauf Elementary School
Contact person is Jennifer Booey, 485-8289 (sign in at front desk)

  • Take 65 South to Gene Snyder (265) East
  • Take first exit (Preston Hwy.) off and turn right off ramp
  • Turn left at first light onto Cooper Chapel
  • Go .25 mile and turn right onto Charleswood
  • Go 1/8 mile and turn right onto Capewood
  • School will come into view (park in front or on the side)

Layne Elementary School
Contact number is 485-8290

  • Take 65 South to Watterson Expressway (264) West
  • Exit at Dixie Highway/Ft. Knox (exit 9A) and go south
  • Go six miles to Valley Station School and turn left onto Valley Station Road
  • Proceed approximatley one mile to Scrim Drive and turn left onto Scrim Drive
  • Go to Mid Avenue and turn right (school will come into view)

Luhr Elementary School
Contact number is 485-8295

  • Take 65 South to the Watterson (264) East
  • Exit at Bardstown Rd. and go right
  • Follow until you get to Fegenbush Ln. (7th or 8th stop light)
  • Turn right on Fegenbush and go a couple of miles (you will pass GE)
  • school is on the left (6900 Fegenbush)

McFerran Preparatory Academy

  • Go South on 4th Street (you will travel under a railroad overpass)
  • Make a right at the light onto Industry Road and continue to the end (approximately 1 mile)
  • McFerran will be right in front of you (park in the parking lot, and sign in at the front office

Mt. Washington Middle School
Contact number is 502-538-4227

  • Take 65 South to Gene Snyder (265) East
  • Get off at Exit 17 (Bardstown/Mt. Washington) and turn right off ramp
  • Travel approximately 7 miles
  • Turn right at light onto Highway 44 (McDonalds will be on your right)
  • Go through one light and take immediate right (onto street across from Dairy Mart and next to funeral home)
  • Go straight through stop sign, MWMS will be on your left

Myer Middle School

  • Take 65 South to Watterson Expressway (264) East
  • Exit at Bardstown Road (exit 16) and go south
  • Go approximatley one mile to Hikes lane and turn left
  • Continue for one mile to Glenmeade (two streets past Goldsmith Lane) and turn right
  • Proceed 2 blocks and turn left onto Pulliam Drive, which leads directly to the front of the school

Nichols Elementary School
Contact person is Phyllis Brueur

  • Take 65 South to the Gene Snyder (265) West
  • Exit at Dixie Highway and turn left at the light
  • Continue down Dixie Highway past the Kosmos Cement Plant and get in the left lane. There's a small hill, and you need to turn left as you come down the hill, heading towards the opening in the flood wall. That is Hwy 44 West.
  • The school is just under 2 miles on Hwy 44 from Dixie Hwy, on the right.

Oldham County Middle School

  • Take 65 North to 71 North
  • Exit at Buckner Hwy 146 (exit #17) and turn left off of ramp onto Hwy 146
  • Go 1.2 miles - OCMS will be on your left

Portland Elementary
Contact person is Sarah Walton, 485-8313

  • Take 65 North to 64 West
  • Exit onto 22nd St. (first exit)
  • Bear to the right onto 22nd Street (not the most right)
  • Turn right at the first light onto Portland Ave (which turns into Northwestern Pkwy.)
  • Drive 12 blocks to 3410 Northwestern Pkwy. (you will pass Save-a-lot and Kroger)
  • The brick school is on your left. You may park in the lot or on the street

Rutherford Elementary School
Contact number is 485-8320

  • Take 65 South to the Watterson Expressway (264) West
  • Exit at the Southern Parkway/Third Street Exit (Exit 10) and turn left onto Third Street
  • Continue 1.3 miles to Southland Boulevard and turn right onto Southland Boulevard
  • School is on the right (enter the parking area off Kingston Avenue, one block north of Southland Boulevard

Shacklette Elementary School
Contact person is Marcella Beason, 485-8325

  • Take 65 South to Watterson (264) West
  • Exit at Dixie Highway/Ft. Knox (8A) and proceed south
  • Travel 2.1 miles until you reach the intersection of Lower Hunters Trace Road (Pizza Hut is on the right corner) and turn right
  • Continue approximately one mile Gabriel Drive and turn left
  • Proceed past Mercury Drive and turn right onto Galaxy (first street past Mercury)
  • Turn right onto Astral - this will lead you to the back parking lot of the school. You may park in the lot closest to the school

St. John Vianney
Contact person is Sister Loretta, 366-1266

  • Take 3rd Street to the light at Woodlawn and turn left
  • Go one block and tun right onto 2nd Street (2nd will curve into Southside Dr.)
  • School is right next to Holy Rosary Girls High School (you will have to ring the doorbell, and tell them why you're there

St. Lawrence Elementary School
Contact person is Janie McNeill

  • Take 65 South to the Watterson Expressway (264) West
  • Get off at the Dixie Highway/Fort Knox exit
  • Turn right at the 3rd light (Rockford Lane)
  • Take a left onto James Meder Rd (the street past the Melton's Center on the right)
  • That short street will take you into the school's parking lot. Park and enter through the main entrance after ringing the school button

St. Matthews Elementary School

  • Take 65 South to Watterson Expressway (264) East
  • Exit at Breckinridge Lane and go North to St. Matthews
  • Turn right at the traffic light in front of Baptist East Hospital onto Kresge Wa
  • At the next traffic light, turn left onto Browns Lane
  • School is on the right just past the entrance to the back parking lot at Waggener High

Trinity Presbyterian Church

  • Take 65 North to 64 East (towards Lexington)
  • Get off at exit 15 (KY-1747/Hurstbourne Ln.) towards J-town
  • Merge onto Hurstbourne Ln.
  • Turn right onto US-60 (Shelbyville Rd)
  • Turn right onto Blue Ridge Rd
  • The church is immediately on right (it may be left though)

UBS PaineWebber
Contact person is Dick Wilson, 891-0486

  • 65 South to Watterson (264) East
  • Exit at Brownsboro Rd. and turn left off of ramp
  • Go to 4th or 5th light and look for tall black building on your left at the corner of Brownsboro and Hubbard Lane
  • Go to the far black building and enter through glass doors
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