Junior Brandeis Achievers

Program Coordinators
Ellie Whisenant
Liz Gong
Annabel Wheeler
Irina Znamirowski
Sungwon Cho
Joshua Kaduthodil
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Junior Brandeis Achievers (JBA) provides free after school programming at Stanley Elementary School and Plympton Elementary School one day each week for five weeks in the fall and spring. Every semester, Brandeis volunteers lead a variety of clubs that engage Stanley and Plympton students in activities such as cooking, art and science.

JBA is perfect for anyone who loves working with kids or is thinking about becoming a teacher. We're always looking for volunteers who want to share their love for science, cooking, art, and more with kids in a classroom setting. JBA is also great for the Brandeis Clubs in Service initiative. We appreciate our current partnerships with Brandeis Prosthesis Club and Society for Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE), and we look forward to building new relationships with other clubs willing to provide volunteers and help create lesson plans for a semester-long program.

Program Details

  • Population Served: Elementary school students at Stanley (grades 2-5) and Plympton (grades 3-5)

  • Community Partners: Stanley Elementary School, Plympton Elementary School, and Waltham High School

  • Transportation: Brandeis students walk to Stanley (5 minutes), and coordinators drive a Waltham Group van to take students to Plympton.

  • How to Participate:

    • Elementary School StudentsContact your School Administration. Program applications released in September and January.

    • Brandeis Students – Email the program coordinators

  • Volunteer Time Commitment: Every Wednesday from 2:45 – 4:45 p.m. or Thursday from 2:30 – 4:45 p.m. is required. In addition, volunteers need to set aside 30 to 60 minutes every week to meet with their other group members to design lesson plans.