Strategic Support Mentor Program
History & Overview
The East Greenwich Strategic Support Program is a mentoring program that is district wide and began in 1999. The program serves children in Pre-kindergarten through grade 12 throughout the school year.
Mentors are recruited from our local community, as well as all of the major colleges and universities in the state. College interns can receive college credit for time spent as a mentor to a child for 1 or more academic semesters.
The program requires mentors to all have Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) screens, an interview, application form (PDF), and training. Mentors also need to complete the Volunteer Agreement-Statement of Confidentiality (PDF). Mentors generally work one to one with a child but often "mentor" more than 1 child and can also work within school group activities such as our homework clubs and the school Character Education Programs.
Please submit forms to:
Wendy Smith - Student Mentor Secretary (401-398-1323)
East Greenwich School Dept.
111 Pierce Street
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Become a Mentor
Mentoring provides a rewarding opportunity for both the student and mentor and results have shown that mentoring encourages the growth of many positive personal and academic outcomes. To learn more about becoming a mentor in East Greenwich contact the program office at 401-398-1634, you may leave a voice mail message.
Out of town volunteers need to have their BCI completed by their town's police department.
For more information, contact Nina Mackta, Strategic Support Program employee at phone number 401-398-1634.