Griffin School Partnerships provides opportunities for Williamsburg-James City County students to learn and grow.
- Griffin Afterschool offers academic support and enrichment opportunities to middle school students at Berkeley, Hornsby, and Toano.
- Griffin Mentoring provides an hour of one-to-one matched mentoring during lunch and recess/advisory each week to students at James River Elementary and Berkeley Middle School.
Further details and a link to the online application are included below. Applications received by September 13 will receive priority consideration.
Griffin Afterschool: Berkeley, Hornsby, and Toano Middle School Students Only
Trained W&M tutors offer academic support and lead group activities two afternoons each week at all three middle schools. Students are expected to attend both days each week. Snack is provided.
Griffin Afterschool Schedule
In addition, Griffin Afterschool brings middle school students to W&M's campus three Saturdays each semester for enrichment programming. Students who attend afterschool tutoring regularly are eligible to attend enrichment programs. Lunch and transportation in WJCC school buses are provided. In the fall, Griffin Afterschool offers College Day, an opportunity for middle schools students and their families to learn about the college experience.
Fall 2017 Enrichment Program Schedule
Griffin Mentoring: Berkeley Middle School and James River Elementary 2nd & 3rd Grade Students Only
Each student selected for participation will be matched with a W&M mentor for the 2017-18 academic year. Pairs will meet for 45-60 minutes each week during lunch and recess/advisory from late September – April (while W&M classes are in session). Mentoring will take place during the school day and will not interrupt instruction. All mentors are screened through an application and interview process, which includes a sex offender registry check.
How does mentoring help? Research from the Search Institute and other youth development experts shows that having multiple close relationships with caring adults helps young people:
Applicants will be informed by late September whether they have been matched with a mentor.
- Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School
- Hornsby Middle School
- Matthew Whaley Elementary School
- Warhill High School
Keep an eye out for William & Mary students the next time you visit your child's school!