The Newtowne Tutoring Project is a student-led, student-organized outreach program involving Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School student-volunteers and students in the neighborhood who come in on Thursdays after school for help with their studies. Each session includes one-on-one tutoring, a snack, and organized play. Each year, the student leadership advertises the program in the neighborhood, plans the activities, recruits and trains volunteer tutors, and orders supplies. This year, 10-15 neighborhood children have been part of the tutoring project – many for the fourth or fifth year.
One of the project goals is to bolster interaction with students from our most immediate community (Newtowne). Volunteers often hear from these interactions that many of these students did not know that Maggie Walker was an option for them so it is important to plant the seed of possibility that one day they too could come to Maggie Walker as students.
Last year about 15 Maggie Walker students contributed 100 hours of community service to this project, and this year so far about 20 Maggie Walker students have participated in the program and contributed 50 hours of community service.
2019 Project Leadership
Meredith Peters (’20-Hanover), Mariah Snelson (’20-Hanover), and Jessie Steadman (’20-Goochland). The project is sponsored by Mr. Harold Houghton, Science Department Faculty.