Trinity students can gain valuable experience by working with after-school mentoring and tutoring programs in Hartford. Contact Stacey Lopez ’11 or Joe Barber in the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement, located in the basement of Mather Hall, to learn more about opportunities with organizations such as:
Vision Academic Mentoring Program at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy
V.A.M.P. provides weekly homework help, mentoring, enrichment activities, and field trips to middle school students. V.A.M.P. has sister programs at Yale University and Sacred Heart University; all three are funded by the Marie and John Zimmermann Foundation.
Provides tutoring and mentoring sessions to students grades 1 through 6 in order to further reading, writing and math skills. Tutoring sessions occur on Trinity’s campus
Dream Camp is an after school initiative that offers tutoring help and academic enrichment to students ages 6-14 . Dream Camp also offers a free summer camp on Trinity’s campus for Hartford youth.
Boys & Girls Club
The Trinity Boys & Girls is one of the few clubs in America associated with a college campus. Student volunteers engage in tutoring, sports programming, dance, leadership programs, and arts and crafts.
Kennelley Mentoring Program
Trinity College mentors work with mentees from Kennelley School, a Hartford public school located within walking distance from campus. Mentors and mentees meet for an hour every week in a one-on-one setting, establishing connections that have positive and lasting effects on both parties.
Trinfo Cafe, a neighborhood technology center, also sponsors after-school programs. See announcement about their Phone App Design program.
Hartford public school paid tutoring positions: see announcement from Prof. John Mertens
Trinity students also may pursue mentoring and tutoring opportunities beyond Hartford, through local programs, or national organizations such as:
Partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities across the country.
A year of service in one of 21 locations around the country. Corp members work in urban schools with small groups of students to help their academic achievement.