Reading Champions

Reading Champions provides literacy support for elementary students to help improve reading fluency. A committed partner to Greenwich Public Schools, it is the largest volunteer-driven early literacy program in town. What began in 2008 with a pilot program at North Mianus School with eight reading tutors, today reaches more than 400 students annually with more than 120 trained volunteers working in all 11 Greenwich public elementary schools and four after-school programs – Greenwich Boys & Girls Club, BANC at New Lebanon School, YWCA and YMCA. The program anticipates the participation of approximately 500 students during the 2023-2024 school year. Since its inception, Reading Champions has positively impacted the lives and strengthened the academic confidence of more than 5,000 students.

Math Champions

Math Champions delivers volunteer-led math support with engaging, educational games for Kindergarten through fifth grade. Volunteers are paired with students to play interactive math games that employ key concepts until mastery. Small group math sessions are held weekly during and after school. Currently, 40 Cos Cob School students are matched with 15 Math Champions volunteers from Greenwich Academy, Greenwich High School and Greenwich Public Schools parents. The Greenwich United Way plans to scale Math Champions to support math literacy progress with the same level of focused attention and individualized student support as Reading Champions.