The Petey Greene Program
The Petey Greene Program is an independent non-profit that supplements education in correctional institutions by providing individualized tutoring. Petey Greene sends Princeton University undergraduates, graduate students, and community members to serve as tutors at Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, Albert C. Wagner Correctional Facility, Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, and Jones Farm. Tutors work to support classroom teachers in Adult Basic Education and GED courses by working in several academic subjects as well as English as a Second Language Programs. Some Petey Greene volunteers also support Princeton Teaching Initiative (PTI) teachers, Princeton graduate students, in college level classes.
Petey Greene provides orientation, training, and transportation for Princeton volunteers. Princeton tutors volunteer one session a week. Once assigned a time slot for the semester, volunteers are required to attend the same time every week while Princeton classes are in session. Tutors can volunteer for weekday mornings from 7:20 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or afternoons from 12:20 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Students interested in tutoring adults at the secondary or basic education levels are encouraged to visit the Petey Greene website and to contact the Pace Center for more information.