Hallway Heroes is a new volunteer program sponsored by the Cabot School District for any adult, at least 19 years old, who wants to be a positive influence with students. Hallway Heroes expands the volunteer work of Watchdog Dads to moms, grandparents, and other community members who would like to help students.

Anyone interested in participating must attend a Hallway Heroes orientation and training session on Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m., in the Cabot High School Loft, 401 North Lincoln.

Hallway Heroes was developed by CSD for flexibility in targeting the program to specific needs in schools.

Damon Bivins, who was a Watchdog Dad trainer, has been involved in developing Hallway Heroes and will continue to train volunteers to serve in the schools. Volunteer opportunities include greeting students as they arrive on campus, assisting with lunch or recess duty, monitoring hallways and playgrounds, and assisting office personnel and teachers with daily support tasks.

Volunteers might also read to students, listen to students read, or interact with students in the lunchroom or on the playground.

Information on the Hallway Heroes program will be available to parents at each school’s open house.

All volunteers must pass federal and Arkansas State Police background checks, and must follow district and building level policies and procedures at all times.

For more information, call Kelly Spencer, Cabot School District health and wellness coordinator, at (501) 843-3363 ext. 2057.