Brayton and Greylock Elementary School Partnership

2019-2020 NAPS Student Leaders (from left to right): Chelsea Romulus ’22, Helene Ryu ’22, Kiri Peirce ’20, Chris Avila ’21, Gwyneth Maloy ’21, Taylor McClennen ’22 (not pictured: Emaun Irani ’20)

In partnership with the North Adams Public Schools (NAPS), Williams Elementary Outreach supports collaborations between Williams College students, staff, faculty and NAPS students and teachers that enrich the lives and learning of all who participate.

Williams students engage in a diverse range of programs at Brayton and Greylock Schools (K-6) through paid positions, volunteer opportunities, and projects related to academic coursework.  Six Student Leaders work with Williams students across NAPS programs to build community and deepen their learning together through trainings, special projects, and intentional reflection.  Additionally, student-led groups, including Brayton After School Tutoring, Assist Mentors, Sankofa, WCJA, and QuestBridge, partner with the North Adams Schools.

In 2018-2019, 150 Williams students spent time teaching and mentoring more than 500 NAPS students.  Together, college and elementary students explored curriculum-based topics in science, technology, ELA, math, and the arts, and they shared, further, in learning outside of the classroom at lunch, recess, and after school.

We hope you will join us in the North Adams Public Schools!

Molly Polk, North Adams coordinator for Williams Elementary Outreach