Kennedy Center in Trumbull
The Kennedy Center is one of the most comprehensive rehabilitation facilities in the State of Connecticut, and currently supports 2,400 individuals with disabilities, with vocational, residential, educational, therapeutic, social and recreational programs and services. The Kennedy Center creates a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families.
Volunteer involvement is an important component of The Kennedy Center. Our agency was founded through the efforts of loyal, hardworking, dedicated volunteers. We have several opportunities that I feel would be a perfect fit for our states retired teachers. For example we are currently looking for former art and music teachers, or those interested in the arts, that would be working closely with our Expressive Arts Therapists. In addition we are beginning a brand new STEM program for a group of young adults that are on the Autism Spectrum. We are looking for experienced teachers to help make this program a reality.
Contact: Kelly Spellman
Internship & Volunteer Coordinator
The Kennedy Center
39 Lindeman Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
The NGTE education program is dedicated to changing the lives of children from under-resourced and low income families through tennis, life skills, educational and leadership programs. We rely heavily on high-quality, reliable volunteer support to offer educational services to these students. Our education program runs Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Our focus is primarily on homework completion and tutoring but we also offer supplementary educational programming such as: study skills, life skills, and STEAM programming.
Education Program Volunteer Opportunities
The NGTE education program works with under-resourced students from low-income families in Norwalk, CT. We rely heavily on high-quality, reliable volunteer support to offer educational services to these students. Our education program runs Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 5:30pm. Our focus is primarily on homework completion and tutoring but we also offer supplementary educational programming such as: study skills, life skills, and STEAM programming.
Tutoring for grade school and middle school students takes place from 3:30 to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday. Tutors are assigned to a room and asked to work with the students assigned to the same room. Student work typically consists of basic math and English with the occasional social studies or science assignment or project. The focus is on homework completion or supplemental work assigned by the education director. We ask that volunteers for this position commit to at least one day per week. We are in need of 4-5 tutors per day.
High School Tutoring
One-on-one tutoring appointments for high school students are scheduled based on need and may fall outside the education program time frame. When a high school student is in need of tutoring, the education director will assign a tutor and have the high school student to contact the tutor to set a date and time for an appointment. High school students need help with subjects such as: Algebra, physics, chemistry and foreign languages. This is an opportunity to build a 1:1 ongoing relationship with a student who could really use that connection.
Study Skills Workshop: We are in need of 1-2 instructors to provide study skills workshops to both middle school and high school students. Instructor is welcome to create the curriculum and there is some flexibility in scheduling.
Organizational Skills workshop: We are in need of 1-2 instructors to provide organizational skills workshops to both middle school and high school students.
Instructor is welcome to create curriculum and there is some flexibility in scheduling.
STEAM: We are in need of 2 instructors to implement our STEAM program. This is an 8-week program designed specifically for our students with one hour sessions typically held on Fridays from 4:00–5:00.
Contact info: To sign-up or for any questions please contact the education director, Mike Belletzkie.
Michael J. Belletzkie
Director of Education
Norwalk Grassroots Tennis & Education
11 Ingalls Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854
Norwalk Grassroots Tennis Inc. is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) public charity supported by the United States Tennis Association, small and large businesses, public and private foundations, and citizens concerned with the challenges faced by children from low income families in Norwalk, CT.