In May, Greenwich Education Group hosted its tenth annual Private Day and Boarding School Fair at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old Greenwich. The fair once again enabled prospective students and their families to interact with representatives from nearly 100 top-ranked independent day and boarding schools from throughout the United States and Canada.
More than 200 students and parents from Fairfield, New Haven, Westchester, and Putnam Counties; New York City, and Long Island attended the event. The popularity of the fair underlines the strength of the collaborative relationship between Greenwich Education Group’s Day and Boarding School Advisory Services division and the individual schools. Division Co-Directors Vicky Newman and Muffy Fox, and Day and Boarding School Educational Consultant Peggy Hersam offer personalized assistance to families. Over the past fifteen years, Greenwich Education Group’s consulting team has placed more than 1200 students in independent schools throughout the country.
Due to the success of the event, Greenwich Education Group was pleased to present checks totaling $4,000 to two worthy local nonprofits.
The first check for $2,000 went to the Youth Scholarship Fund administered by the Town of Greenwich Department of Parks & Recreation. The fund provides children of income-eligible Greenwich families with access to recreational programs, positive social experiences, and exposure to the benefits of an active lifestyle. The scholarship fund is completely supported through donations from local businesses, community service organizations, corporations, and individuals. All of the donations to this initiative directly fund scholarships for Greenwich youth.
Department Director Joseph Siciliano said to date 67 children were supported by full or partial scholarships in 2018-2019 and estimates that this number will rise to close to 100 children thanks to the influx of additional funding from Greenwich Education Group.
“We are highly appreciative of the support that Greenwich Education Group is giving us through this donation. Parks and Rec and GEG are both focused on giving as many children as possible a variety of experiences that will enable them to develop and flourish. We are delighted to have the personal support of Vicky, Muffy, Peggy, and the entire Greenwich Education Group team,” Siciliano said.
A second check in the amount of $2,000 was presented to REACH Prep’s Chief Executive Director, Gina Lucas. REACH Prep provides access to transformative educational experiences that empower underserved, high-achieving students to graduate from top colleges and emerge as the next generation of leaders.
“REACH Prep is very grateful for this generous donation from Greenwich Education Group,” Lucas said, adding, “This donation will go directly to support programming for our Scholars, including independent school preparation and placement, comprehensive academic enrichment, leadership training and supplementary individual and family guidance—all of which prepare our students to succeed at, and graduate from, competitive colleges. REACH Prep’s model of providing access to high-quality education in combination with sustained, comprehensive, and long-term support, enables our students to achieve college success rates that defy trends and national statistics. Thank you for supporting these talented students.”
“We are proud that the success of our tenth Annual Private Day & Boarding School Fair enabled us to support the Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund, and REACH Prep,” Newman said, adding, “We are incredibly grateful to all of the schools for their participation, which allowed prospective students and their families to engage with a variety of independent schools, and provided the rare opportunity to meet face-to-face with directors of admission. Greenwich Education Group, the Town of Greenwich youth programming, and REACH Prep all share the same goal: giving children the best opportunities to grow, to learn, and to thrive. We congratulate Joe, Gina, and their teams for the incredible services they provide to young people in the area.”
Greenwich Education Group, a US Small Business Administration Award winner, offers a full slate of student services, including tutoring, standardized test preparation, educational consulting, and college counseling. Sessions take place in our centers, in-home, and online. Specialized services for differentiated learners of all ages are delivered at our award-winning Collaborative Center for Learning and Development. Our philosophy of individualized education targets each student’s needs by building on their strengths. Additionally, Greenwich Education Group’s three NEASC-accredited day schools (Links Academy, The Pinnacle School, and The Spire School) offer individualized instruction to an array of learners.
Find out more at www.greenwichedgroup.com.