Griffin School Partnerships (GSP) provides opportunities for W&M students to support Williamsburg-James City County public schools through classroom assistance, after-school academic support, 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 three different role options for students to engage with local schools. As GSP classroom assistants, they support teachers' work with students in a K-12 classroom. They may lead small groups, provide one-on-one support, or move about the classroom to assist as needed. In this role volunteers are assigned to one specific teachers classroom for a semester to support their teaching and the K-12 students' learning. Through GSP After-School, volunteers provide academic support and group activities in middle schools after-school has dismissed. They also welcome their after-school middle school student participants to campus at least times each semester for enrichment programs. Through GSP Mentoring, mentors make a year-long commitment to support the development of individual elementary or 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.