PBHA's Connelly Center Youth Prison Tutoring Program

Purpose Statement

The Connelly Youth Center Program, part of PBHA''s Prison Education Program, is made up of a small, dedicated group of students seeking to provide one-on-one academic help to teenage boys (16-18) from the Connelly Youth Center, a juvenile detention center in Roslindale, MA. Volunteers travel to Connelly by van once a week, either Monday or Thursday, and work with each student whatever they''d like to do. Tutors typically help students complete work for classes, strengthen basic reading, writing, and math skills, prepare for standardized tests, and/or explore extracurricular topics of interest. Whenever possible, we try to match up each tutor with a particular student in order to foster more long-term tutoring relationships. With all of the van ride bonding time included, a night of tutoring runs from about 6:15-8:30. If you''d like to learn more about why the Connelly program is the greatest ever, please contact Daisy Chiu (dchiu@fas) or Azeemah Kola (akola@fas).

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