Senior citizens at Garza Independence High School helping next generation

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Some senior citizens are going back to school to help the next generation. A group at Barton Creek Senior Living Community has volunteered at Garza Independence High School for the past year. Garza High is an alternative school for young adults who have fallen behind on graduation goals. Most of the volunteers are in their 80s and help the students with assignments in reading, writing, math and history.

“I just feel like, I like to help others, and I think these young people seem so enthusiastic to come back to school and get their degree,” said Sue Morrison. “I just think it’s fabulous.”

The seniors say the program gives them satisfaction by making a difference in the students’ lives. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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