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What We Do

The North Adams Public Schools is fortunate to have volunteers who assist us in a variety of ways. 

Parent Volunteers

  • PTAs & PTGs
  • field trip chaperones
  • field day or special event volunteers
  • guest readers in classrooms
  • sporting events
 

Community Volunteers

  • guest readers in classrooms
  • help with beautification projects (community clean-up days, playground projects)
  • sporting events

Foster Grandparent Program
Volunteers in the Foster Grandparent Program are role models and mentors to students in our district. This nation-wide government funded program provides a way for volunteers age 55 and over to stay active by serving children and youth in their communities. For more information on the program in general, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps/foster-grandparents

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Volunteers

  • Pathways Program: MCLA students help motivate high school students to stay in school, dream big and make positive choices, while also participating in college awareness activities on the MCLA campus.
  • H.A.L.F. Times (Health. Athletics. Lifetime. Fitness.): MCLA volunteers engage and educate NAPS students on how to live a healthy lifestyle.
  • MCLA STEM in Action: MCLA volunteers help expose NAPS youth to the sciences through educational and engaging activities that encourage them to pursue the STEM disciplines.
  • E3: MCLA volunteers support and facilitate hands on skill-building projects with high school students who are in the E3 program.
  • S.T.I.C.S (Student-Teacher In-Class Support): MCLA volunteers are matched with a teacher to provide direct in-class support in all of the schools in our district.
  • Teaching to Learn: MCLA volunteers work with one other college student to teach science in an elementary classrooms.
  • Berkshire After School Art Program: MCLA volunteers help expose NAPS students in grades 5-7 to the arts through educational and engaging activities that encourage creative thinking.
  • Mentoring for Tomorrow: MCLA volunteers are matched with elementary school students at Colegrove Park to provide mentorship and guidance.
 
Williams College Volunteers
  • Teaching to Learn: Williams College volunteers work with one other college student to teach science at Brayton & Greylock Elementary.
  • First Grade Buddies: Williams College volunteers work with students in first and second grade at Brayton Elementary.
  • After School Tutoring: Williams College volunteers work with small groups of students during after school programming to help with math and reading skills.
  • Mentoring: Williams College volunteers are matched with students at Brayton, Greylock and Colegrove Park Elementary to provide extra academic help as well mentoring.
  • iTeam: Williams College volunteers come to Brayton to support coding instruction in grades 3 and 5.
  • Classroom Support: Williams College volunteers work with students in 6th grade classrooms at Greylock Elementary.
  • Crossover Academy: An after school sports and wellness program for 3rd and 4th graders from Brayton and Greylock run by the Williams Athletics department on the Williams campus.