The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva wants to hire 25 HWS students this fall to tutor local first- through 12th-graders twice a week during afterschool programs.
The Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club and the Geneva Community Center Chris Lavin ’81 says the new tutoring effort is part of a closer collaboration between HWS, the Boys & Girls Club and the Geneva City School District (GCSD). The community-based center provides a safe space for education and mentorship for youth after school and during the summer.
“The talent of Hobart and William Smith students is one of Geneva’s greatest assets,” Lavin says. “That we are able to tap the HWS spirit like this on behalf of Geneva’s kids makes this a truly unique city.”
In previous years, students from the Colleges volunteered with the Boys & Girls Club once a week to tutor at the afterschool program. This year, students can continue their service through the same one-day a week volunteer opportunity coordinated by the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) or they can participate as a part of the new opportunity twice a week. The club will arrange for a bus to transport HWS students to and from the center.
HWS students will tutor youth at the Boys & Girls Club in all of their homework subject areas, and develop close ties to the community through their engaged citizenship.
The Boys & Girls Club will use the Colleges’ CollegiateLink platform to receive applications. Students will be paid $9 per hour. The 25 new positions are not funded through HWS federal or non-federal work study.
Questions? Call 315-781-3825 or stop by CCESL in Trinity Hall.