Purchase Students Give Homework Help At Port Chester-Rye Brook Library

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Jenny Guaman (age 8), and Kimberly Rosario, a senior at Purchase College at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library. Photo Credit: Courtesy Roberto DeOliveira
Genesis Knipping, Purchase College junior; Brian Collaguazo (age 8); Tee Cotter, Children’s Librarian, Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library; and Brian Jones, Purchase College senior. Photo Credit: Courtesy Roberto DeOliveira

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Purchase College-SUNY students are providing homework help and mentoring to nearly 50 children at the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library. 

Six college students have been participating in the collaborative experience, a component of the Project Focus Partnership Program, to help nearly 50 schoolchildren. The program’s objective is to establish a mentoring connection between youth and specially trained college students through civic/leadership skills and academic support.

The college students provided homework help, tutoring and mentoring at three locations including the Port Chester-Rye Brook Library, Don Bosco Center in Port Chester, and Westhab in Mount Vernon. 

The program is a collaboration with the New York Campus Compact and the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Program.

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