more than 200 teachers were waiting for Trucker Buddies for their
elementary classes. Although most of these classes have been matched
with truckers, more drivers are needed for the new teachers applying
summer coming, we’re always in need of drivers,” Ellen Voie, president
of Trucker Buddy, said.
the Trucker Buddy pen-pal program, drivers are matched with school
classes in grades two through eight. By sharing news about their
travels with their assigned classes, the Trucker Buddy drivers enhance
the classes’ lessons in reading, writing, geography, mathematics,
social studies and history.
in 1992, Trucker Buddy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to
helping educate and mentor schoolchildren through pen-pal relationships
between professional truckdrivers and children in grades 2 through
8. Trucker Buddy matches classes of students with professional truckers.
only requirement to be a Trucker Buddy is that you are a professional
driver, willing to send a post card each week or two to a designated
class. Drivers can apply online at www.truckerbuddy.org or by calling 1-800-MY
Rene Tankersley, feature editor