Outreach Initiative - Amherst College
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- Girls Inc: Amherst College students have had a connection with Girls Inc. in Holyoke. Girls Inc.is an after school program for girls who attend public schools in Holyoke. Girls Inc. offers a few different programs for the girls: a future leaders program, a science and math program, a homework club, athletics and games. Girls Inc. also offers both a teen program in the evenings and a pre-school program Tuesdays-Fridays. The college interns and volunteers are mostly involved with the after school program for girls ages 6-13 Mondays-Fridays. Interns and volunteers work as program assistants, program leaders, homework helpers, and just general "big sisters" and "big brothers." The interns and volunteers have come not only through Amherst College, but also Smith, Mt. Holyoke, UMass, Hampshire and Elms College.
The math and science program is called SMART (Science, Math and Related Technologies) and was started in order to attract girls to math and science. The program includes hands-on experimenting and exploring.
Key Words: Women, tutoring, minorities, outreach, college volunteers, Teaching opportunity, Promoting Women and Minorities
Contact: Betty Jiles (Volunteer Coordinator) and Cathy Horn (Director) 532-6247
- Amherst Women in Science: Amherst Women in Science is a support group at the college. The students involved meet weekly for discussions and planning activities and outreach possibilities. Past activities and outreach include: teaching and volunteering at Fort River Elementary School, a summer science fair at the college for local children, tutoring and mentoring for underclasswomen.
Key Words: Women, tutoring, mentoring, outreach, Promoting Women and Minorities
Contact: Pat O'Hara firstname.lastname@example.org
- Drew Achievers and the Black Student Premedical Group are involved in peer tutoring and support for black science students on campus. In alliance with the Drew House, the African American Theme House, the group has been very politically active in calling for reform to increase the recruitment and retention of science faculty and students.
Key Words: Pre-medical, science, peer tutoring, African American, Promoting Women and Minorities
Contact: Kent Dunn
- ABC program: A Better Chance: ABC Program:A Better Chance is part of the national ABC program. The Amherst Chapter works with young men who are from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Seven young men from communities around the country live in the Amherst ABC house and attend Amherst Regional High. The purpose of the program is to provide stable educational environment for the young men and to enable them to attend college. The program is run by a volunteer board of directors and coordinators who live at the house. Amherst students have been involved for a number of years as tutors to the ABC students. Drew house has been involved in the past, as well as La Causa and an independent group of students.
Key Words: Tutors, outreach, at-risk
Contact: Mike Hawkins
- La Capasidad: La Capasidad is an after school and summer program in Amherst at which Amherst College students have volunteered. Students from UMass, Mt. Holyoke, Smith and Hampshire College have also participated in the past.
Contact: Sarah (Director) 253-5659
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