On June 20, students from School 29 and their mentors enjoyed a beautiful day outdoors on a field trip to Tinker Nature Park as part of the MCBA’s Lawyers for Learning program.

Our Lawyers for Learning Program was featured on the "Extraordinary People" segment on News 8 WROC Rochester.

Why Volunteer?

Did you know that Rochester has the highest child poverty rate among similarly-sized cities, with more than half of its children living below the poverty line? Join Lawyers for Learning in making a difference in the lives of Rochester’s children. For more than 20 years, lawyers and other legal professionals have donated their time to support the elementary school students and teachers at Adlai E. Stevenson School 29. The school is located at 88 Kirkland Road, about a five-minute drive from downtown Rochester. Volunteer opportunities include:

                      Meeting one-on-one with a student

·         Assisting a teacher in the classroom

·         Helping out on an as-needed basis with one-time activities and events

You don’t need any special skills or training to become a volunteer, and the children are so appreciative of your time! Short on time? Consider splitting your volunteer time with another legal professional, working periodically with a teacher in his or her classroom, helping out at a special event such as our annual backpack distribution or joining the Lawyers for Learning Committee of the MCBA, which meets monthly on third Tuesdays.

Mentor Information Booklet

Mentor Application

Rochester City School District Calendar 

The Lawyers for Learning Committee administers our volunteer program and also plans special events and provides funding for materials and activities that benefit the students.  Each year, Lawyers for Learning distributes backpacks full of supplies to every student, funds grants to teachers to enrich the curriculum and organizes a field trip for volunteers and students.

Iskra Bonanno

Kathy Fico