• 651-455-1560

  • 1645 Marthaler Lane, West St. Paul, MN 55118

For over 25 years, DARTS Learning Buddies Program has served Dakota County communities by connecting older community members with K-5 students to work together on classwork, share experiences, and learn from one another for 1-2 hours each week throughout the school year.

Become a Learning Buddy!

  • Volunteer 1-2 Hours per week
  • Help students with Math, Reading, Science, or Art
  • Mentor K-5 students
  • Connect with other volunteers
  • Participate in ongoing training and support

Make a difference in the life of a student. Foster connections. Consider becoming a Learning Buddy.

Learn how you can take part by calling 651-455-1560.

PenPal Peggy circle

Join the Pen Pal Program!

If traveling or time commitment is an issue, there is another way to get involved. Ask about our Pen Pal Program!

Volunteer Pen Pals write letters to 2nd and 3rd graders from assigned classrooms, creating meaningful connections that benefit both the students and the volunteers. At the end of the year, the pen pals meet in-person!

“It is one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever had. To see their love of reading and having one-on-one time with them is priceless!” 

— Learning Buddies Volunteer

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors who make Learning Buddies and Pen Pals possible!


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