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Parents are a vital part of a young child’s education and the community here at Urban Academy. In order to maintain an active and participatory role, we ask that parents of current students volunteer 30 hours of their time during the course of the school year. This can be done in a variety of ways (list examples)

In the event that parents are unable to commit to 30 hours, a monetary donation of $30 can be made to the school instead.

Recent changes made to Pennsylvania State law require volunteers to, receive child abuse clearances before interacting with students. A volunteer is defined by the state as an adult applying for or holding an unpaid position as a volunteer with a child care service, a school or a program, activity or service responsible for the child’s welfare or having direct volunteer contact with children. For more information on how to obtain these clearances visit the Department of Human Services website at http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov/clearances/index.htm