Princeton University Undergraduates Mount Tutoring Program for Minority Sixth Graders in Trenton Public Schools

The Student Volunteers Council of the Pace Center for Civic Engagement at Princeton University sends a group of tutors to the Martin Luther King Jr. elementary school in Trenton. The Princeton undergraduate students help sixth graders, most from underrepresented minority groups, with grammar and study skills. Twice a week the Princeton students meet with groups of three or four sixth graders for 45 minutes

Noliwe Rooks, associate director of Princeton’s Center for African-American studies, states, “We’re making it possible for Princeton students to be on the front lines of addressing educational inequality in the public schools.”

Angel Harris, an assistant professor of sociology and African-American studies at Princeton, is monitoring the tutoring effort and will evaluate its effectiveness at the end of the school year.