Petey Greene Prisoner Assistance Program
The Petey Greene Prisoner Assistance Program is an independent nonprofit that sends Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students to serve as tutors and teachers for Adult Basic Education and GED courses at Garden State and Albert C. Wagner correctional facilities. Undergraduates help tutor inmates in several academic subjects and assist in the facility’s English as a Second Language Program. Graduate students have taught non-credit courses in art history, writing skills, and poetry. Inmates in the program receive certificates for their participation, and what they learn can help them get into credit-bearing programs in the future. Orientation, training, and transportation are provided to Princeton volunteers.
Volunteers interested in tutoring inmates at the secondary or basic education levels are encouraged to contact the Pace Center for more information about the program. Petey Greene is an especially good opportunity for freshmen, sophomore, and junior undergraduates interested in getting involved in prison education.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Petey Greene Prisoner Assistance Program, please visit their website.