Afternoon Enrichment

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Program Coordinators
Marissa Torelli
Annette Siu
Laura Peacock
Rebecca Perlmutter
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Afternoon Enrichment (AE) brings students from the local Waltham middle schools, Kennedy and McDevitt, to Brandeis from 3–5 p.m. on Thursday afternoons. Students spend the first hour with their peers and tutors doing a fun and educational group activity and the second hour with their individual tutors and mentors doing homework. The program occurs on the Brandeis campus.

Mission Statement

The Afternoon Enrichment program aims to encourage middle school students to develop strong relationships with their Brandeis mentors and with students from the other middle school in Waltham. Students are able to work on their social-emotional skills through consistent peer and mentor engagement. Afternoon Enrichment gives the students an insight into college life and shows that college is a possibility for them, as well. Our program prioritizes on meeting the social, emotional and educational needs of historically marginalized groups within the local school system while providing a safe space for students to learn and engage with one another.

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