There are so many groups at Wesleyan working with children that it can be hard to choose just one. Aspiring tutors sometimes join the first program they hear about rather than selecting an organization based on the target age group, time commitment, academic subject, and program structure. To help you pick the group that’s right for you, the Office of Community Service is hosting an information session where representatives from several tutoring programs on campus will talk about their work and answer your questions.
Whether you’re providing homework help and dance classes at Green Street or doing long division at Macdonough School, tutoring and mentoring are fun and effective ways to engage with the community. If you receive Federal Work-Study, you can get paid for volunteering with an OCS literacy program.
Date: Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: PAC 002
Sixth grade is rarely the best year in a person’s life, and most would agree that it would have gone a bit smoother with the help of older, nicer, cooler friends. Now is your opportunity to be that friend to some of the students at the Keigwin Middle School, home to nearly every sixth-grader in Middletown. Keigwin’s after-school program is looking for volunteers from Wesleyan to provide homework help, discuss their own educational experiences, and even teach enrichment mini-courses on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 2:35 to 4:45 pm. The program is also providing small stipends for two students to serve as coordinators for this semester and next year.
There will be an info meeting for volunteers and coordinators on Monday, March 24. If you’d like to be considered for a coordinator position, send a brief paragraph on your interest in the position and experience with tutoring to Rob Arpin at arpinr[at]mpsct[dot]org and Rosy Capron ’14 at scapron[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by noon on Monday.
Date: Monday, March 24
Time: 7:30 PM – 8:15 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 112
The one and only Kenny On ’15 writes in:
The North End Action Team (NEAT) mentoring program is recruiting guy mentors! The NEAT mentoring program is a program in which Wesleyan students are matched up with kids age 6 to 11 from the Middletown community to do fun things together such as go out for ice cream, do sports, watch movies, and much more. It is a program very similar to Big Brothers and Big Sisters except catered towards kids who could use a positive influence in their lives that reside in the North End of Middletown. The program is in need of guy mentors who can serve as role models!
The only requirements are that you like to spend time with kids and are regularly available for at least two hours on a weekly basis. Please feel free to contact with any questions.
Deadline: Friday, Feb. 7
Evan Scarlett ’14 has an opportunity you won’t want to miss (especially if you hate all the open Drop/Add class options):
Looking for a 4th class to fill your schedule? Not impressed with what still has open seats on Wesmaps? Like playing music and hanging out with kids?
This semester, Liza Reagan ’13 and I are leading a student forum called “Musical Mentorship: A Service Learning Forum”. For an entire course credit, students who sign up will teach music lessons to kids in Middletown on a weekly basis and also attend class to discuss the relationship between music and development.
For those interested, there will be an information session held in the Music Studios lobby at 3:00 pm this Saturday.
Feel free to contact Liza at ereagan(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or myself at escarlett(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with any further questions.
Date: Saturday, February 2nd
Place: Music Studios lobby
Angela Allan ’11: has info about how to get involved with the North End Action Team tomorrow:
The North End Action Team (NEAT) Mentoring Program pairs Wesleyan students with children from the North End. The pairs meet weekly to hang out, play games and have fun. If you’re interested in being a mentor, come to the info session!
- Date: Tomorrow, September 16
- Time: 4:00 – 4:30 PM
- Place: Center for Community Partnerships, 167 High Street
From Alice Goldsmith ’10:
Love kids? Want to know the Middletown community better?
Sign up to be a North End Action Team mentor! We will pair you with a kid from the North End of Middletown. The N.E.A.T. mentoring program pairs Wesleyan students with Middletown kids in order to create relationships within the community and give kids a college-age friend.
Contact Alice Goldsmith at agoldsmith@wes.