Griffin School Partnerships provides opportunities for W&M students to support local schools, through classroom support, after-school tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment opportunities. It is built out of the work formerly done by College Partnership for Kids and Project Phoenix over their 20+ year histories.
GSP offers a variety of options for students to engage with local schools. As classroom assistants, they support teachers' work with students. They may lead small groups, provide one-on-one support, or move about the classroom to assist as needed. Through Griffin After-school, tutors provide after-school academic support and group activities at Williamsburg-James City County middle schools. They also welcome their students to campus three Saturdays each semester for enrichment programs. Through Griffin Mentoring, mentors make a year-long commitment to supporting the development of individual elementary and middle school students. GSP provides orientation, training, and ongoing support to all participants. Transportation is also provided.
In addition to partnering with local schools, GSP also fosters a lifelong commitment to education equity among its members. Through opportunities to learn, serve, and reflect, participants gain a deeper understanding of social justice issues in education and their role in addressing them.
We invite you to learn more and join us in supporting Williamsburg area students.
If you are a community member looking for academic support, enrichment opportunities, or mentoring for your child, please visit our page for families.