Marlborough – As part of an ongoing effort to provide youth in Marlborough with outstanding educational resources, Marlborough Public Schools is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest to address the needs of kids in the community who need them most.
With the help of a Title 1 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Marlborough Public Schools has been given the opportunity to hire two teachers to tutor members at the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest’s Marlborough Clubhouse during afterschool hours. Julie Dutczak, a teacher at 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School, and Julie Catanzaro, a certified teacher at Marlborough High School working as a behavior technician, have been hired to tutor.
The goal of the tutoring program is to address the achievement gaps often seen in the academic performance of youth.
“The clubs do an excellent job providing a safe, fun afterschool program to many of our students, and it is our hope to aid in the academic piece beyond the classroom,” said Mary Murphy, assistant superintendent of teaching & learning.
The program will run twice a week through the end of the 2018-2019 school year at the Marlborough Clubhouse, located at 169 Pleasant St. Throughout the program, tutors will be in communication with the student’s teachers to ensure that they are on the right path to academic success.
“The Marlborough Public Schools is proud to partner with an organization who promotes social, educational, physical, and cultural programming for the benefit of our children,” said Michael Bergeron, superintendent of Marlborough Public Schools. “I cannot thank Chris Duane [president & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest] enough for being willing to jump in with us to create something unique for our kids. I am excited for the future possibilities in working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest.”
Marlborough Public Schools is looking forward to growing the program and partnering with other youth organizations in Marlborough to continue to foster academic achievement in all youth.