Education Programs

Our Education Programs, Griffin School Partnerships and Lafayette Kids, develop tutoring and mentoring relationships between William & Mary students and local K-12 students. Through sustained partnerships with local schools and neighborhoods, our tutors and mentors support the academic achievement and personal development of local students. William & Mary students also gain a deeper understanding of educational issues and root causes of community challenges.

Students may choose which level of involvement best suits them:

Student levels of involvement
Student participants receive on-going tutoring/mentoring training and develop relationships with local children and youth. In addition, they learn about education equity through issue education, direct service, and reflection.
Tutor Coordinator / Site Coordinator
Through training and practice, tutor/site coordinators learn how to develop and sustain mutually beneficial partnerships, lead issue education and reflection, and coordinate groups of their peers.
Executive Board / Student Director
Directors gain leadership experience and advising. They develop and implement training procedures, campus-wide education, recruitment plans, and programming.