Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national organization that serves children in your area. When you become a Big, you become a friend and mentor--the focus is on the relationship. You can meet whenever is convenient for you and your Little and you can do anything together from going to the park to play sports to going to Princeton Public Library to read books.
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The goal of the John C. Bogle ‘51 Fellows in Civic Service program is to broaden students’ understanding of service and civic engagement and to inspire students to contribute to the common good by learning why to serve, how to serve, and to learn from serving.
Breakout Princeton is a student-driven alternative break program that encourages engagement with domestic social issues through immersion in communities.
Focuses on building long-term, one-on-one mentorship relationships between Princeton students (“big sibs”) and Chinese adoptees in the New Jersey and Philadelphia area (“little sibs”) by holding several events on-campus to provide opportunities for mentors and mentees to get to know each other.
CCP helps bridge the gap between high school and college for lower-income students by partnering high school juniors with Princeton freshmen who serve as mentors during their college application process.
Community Action (CA) fosters a welcoming and supportive environment where first-year students connect with their new Princeton family and establish lasting friendships, discover new places and topics, act through meaningful service projects, and have fun!
Community House’s student-driven education programs work with families to close the achievement gap in Princeton by offering support in the areas of academic success and social-emotional literacy for underrepresented area youth.
Community House After School Academy (CHASA) is a student-run program that is held during the week from Monday to Thursday, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, right on campus. The main goal of CHASA is to provide a safe space that fosters learning, community, and recreation for Princeton's middle school community.
CHASE (Community House After School Enrichment) is a Community House project focused on enabling low income, minority, and first generation high school students in the Princeton community to overcome the education gap.
Community House Big Sibs is a student-led mentorship project connecting University students with elementary school students in Princeton Public Schools.
PEEK is a project focused on enriching STEM education at the elementary school and middle school level right here in Princeton, a few minutes from campus.
During the SAT Prep Program volunteers teach Math and English sessions twice a week and also provide one-on-one tutoring to help high school students develop standardized test-taking skills.
STEAM camp offers a hands-on curriculum in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math to students in the Princeton community so that they can enhance their knowledge and skills in the STEAM area while discovering a love for science and the arts.
Crossings encourages middle school students to examine issues surrounding diversity, including culture, ethnicity, race, education, gender identity, and religious beliefs.
ESL El Centro provides free English language classes to adult learners in Trenton, NJ. Classes run Monday through Friday at El Centro Catholic Charities, a resource center for the Spanish-speaking community in Trenton. Each volunteer teaches once a week for the duration of the semester.
The FIRST Robotics project mentors local high school FIRST robotics teams.
Helping students navigate the high school experience and prepare to launch into college, Generation One provides mentoring, academic tutoring, subject-specific study circles, writing workshops, field trips, college tours and other activities.
GetSET is a Student Volunteers Council service project that assists in an after-school program in Trenton, New Jersey. Volunteers drive out to a local church every Friday to help out with the program. This project focuses on tutoring and mentoring children, whether that be helping with homework assignments, reading with the children, or playing interactive and educational games.
Health in Princeton Schools (HIPS) is a Pace Center weekly volunteer project that seeks to increase health awareness in local elementary schools by recruiting Princeton University undergraduates to serve as young, relatable role models and mentors.
Are you are a current college student who would like to mentor high school students through the SAT and college application process? Coaches commit to the program one night a week for the semester. Let's Get Ready provides comprehensive training and manuals with lesson plans.
Building a service-oriented relationship with the autism community with outreach events while educating the campus about autism to promote understanding and service
Princeton Nursery School is a weekly service project with Community House. For information about Princeton Nursery School email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Prison Electives Project develops and delivers original, semester-long courses at NJ State prisons.
Project Civics is a Pace Center organization which helps to provide a supplementary civics curriculum to students aged 12-15 in Trenton, NJ.
Projects for Peace is an invitation to undergraduates at American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design their own grassroots projects for peace t
Princeton Splash is an organization focused on spreading enthusiasm for learning. In the spring, we organize a one-day event (Splash) at which high school students come and take short, bite-sized classes taught by Princeton students. Classes are taught on just about anything, from thermodynamics to chocolate making.
The Student Volunteers Council (SVC) supports impactful service organizations and empowers student leaders and volunteers of more than 30 regular volunteering projects.
This tutoring group is focused on working with students at Riviera Middle School in Trenton, NJ.
SPEAR is a student-run advocacy group at Princeton University that seeks to agitate, advocate, and educate against mass incarceration. To this end, we run various projects, including a letter-writing program with people in solitary confinement, an effort to start a community bail fund, and a private prison divestment campaign.
TYO (Trenton Youth Orchestra) is a Trenton-based string orchestra for middle and high school musicians that is run entirely by Princeton students.
Young Scholars' Institute is a community center in Trenton. Our mission is to connect Princeton students with students in Trenton. On Thursdays and Saturdays, Princeton students visit and are paired with a student for one-on-one tutoring.