As part of a nationwide educational program, a college graduate from Irvington is heading to Tulsa, Okla., for a year to teach middle school students about science.
Simon Leibovic was recently accepted into the Lasallian Volunteers program, which provides trained participants to underprivileged schools and agencies of the De La Salle Christian Brothers.
“The Lasallian program is important and meaningful to me because education is the cornerstone of any high-level society,” he said. “The fact that poor children are robbed of a high-quality education is problematic and offensive to me. Any help I can offer to these children will gladly be given.”
Leibovic graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Manhattan College in the Bronx. During his time there, he worked as a technician for the Jasper Education Technology department.
A fellow Manhattan graduate, Rachel Swartz, is also participating in the program. She will be teaching a high school English class in Minneapolis, Minn.