Local non-profit committed to inspiring urban youth for success in school and life through co-ed wrestling. Draws at-risk students into a positive after-school environment where they receive mandatory academic support, connect to strong mentors, engage in healthy physical activity, and learn about nutrition and general health and incentives to attend and succeed in school.
Brown student-athletes and coaches take part in Providence Public Schools' Reading Week activities, stopping by schools throughout the city to read books to elementary-age children. The annual event coincides with a nationwide initiative aimed at getting children more interested in reading.
More than 500 Brown University students participate in Community Corps, leading after-school enrichment programs, connecting health resources to patients, working with adult learners, providing one-on-one tutoring, assisting classroom teachers, supporting and advocating for people who are homeless, and and engaging in other ways. Strong, long-term relationships between the Swearer Center, Brown University students, and community partner organizations are an essential component of this program.
Project GOAL (Greater Opportunity for Athletes to Learn) inspires academic achievement through the passion and power of soccer. Through this coeducational after-school initiative, Rhode Island middle school youth receive the academic enrichment necessary to achieve and exceed grade level proficiency while building a foundation of social responsibility, teamwork and collaboration in the classroom and on the field. Our goals are to foster opportunity and expose children and families to positive models of healthy lifestyles by providing a nurturing after-school environment, academic tutoring, health/nutrition information, exercise, and safe facilities.