Volunteers needed at Green Street Arts Center

As someone who has TA’ed at Green Street for a year now, I strongly encourage you to consider tutoring, teaching, or mentoring kids anywhere in Middletown—but especially at Green Street.

The entire operation was created in partnership with the University, and it’s one of the best programs we have to prove our commitment to the community. Plus, there are lots of great kids and it’s a really good feeling to be able to teach them how to design a poster in Photoshop, or write an article for a newspaper, or how to breakdance, or… well, you get the idea.

So, get outside the bubble and do some good—for Middletown kids, and yourself! Emily Troll ’10, a Green Street Fellow, writes:

The Green Street After School Program runs arts classes and homework help from 3:30 – 6:00 PM every weekday for 70 Middletown kids. The program depends on support from Wesleyan students, who come in twice a week and work in a variety of ways to build relationships with the students, support them, and keep them engaged.

We’re looking for more volunteers for next semester, including:

  • piano teachers, guitar teachers, saxophone teachers, violin teachers
  • a singing teacher / chorus teacher
  • dance teaching assistants
  • volunteers who can come at 3:30
  • anyone with ideas for art, music, or theater activities
  • anyone interested in meeting some fabulous kids!

We also really need help over Winter Break (Jan. 5 – Jan. 21):

  • Are you on campus, with some time to spare from 3:30 – 6:00 on weekdays?
  • Are you interested in checking out the program?
  • Are you willing to spend a few afternoons at Green Street?

Please email me at etroll@wes if you’d like to participate next semester or over Winter Break, or with any questions or concerns about the program.

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