The Stamford Public Education Foundation’s Next Generation program conveniently brings volunteer opportunities onsite to local businesses. We partner with students grades 2-5 from Roxbury Elementary and the Boys and Girls Club to run weekly hour-long sessions with volunteers from NatWest Markets. Students are selected to participate in the program based on their family’s economic standing and a lack of enrollment in other after-school activities.
The program is designed to help students improve their grades, expand their horizons, and to allow corporate volunteers to have a positive impact on the future of Stamford’s next generation. One of our volunteers says, “Having a chance to interact with the children has been really great. When you have a stressful day and you’re worried about work, having the chance to take an hour away from the desk and do something rewarding with these kids… it feels as though my blood pressure goes down by twenty points! I feel much more relaxed. These sessions help me have a better day.”