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Private Day & Boarding School Fair

  • Eastern Greenwich Civic Center 90 Harding Road Old Greenwich, CT, 06870 United States (map)

 

In May, Greenwich Education Group (GEG) hosted its ninth annual Private Day & Boarding School Fair at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center in Old Greenwich, CT. 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 300 students and parents from Fairfield, New Haven, Westchester, and Putnam Counties; New York City, and Long Islandattended 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 fourteen years, GEG’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 $7,000 to two worthy local nonprofits.

The first check for $3,500 went to the Youth Scholarship Fund administered by the Town of Greenwich Department of Parks and 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 stated that to date 62 children were supported by full or partial scholarships in 2017-2018 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,” said Siciliano.


Members of the public can also support the program by visiting the fund’s website and donating online:
http://www.greenwichct.org/News/Parks_and_Recreation/PARKS_AND_RECREATION_YOUTH_SCHOLARSHIP_DONATIONS_PROGRAM/[
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Additionally, checks payable to the “Town of Greenwich Parks and Recreation Foundation—Scholarship Fund” can be mailed to:

Department of Parks and Recreation
101 Field Point Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
Attn: Scholarship Fund

A second check in the amount of $3,500 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. Lucas stated that

“REACH Prep is very grateful for this generous donation from Greenwich Education Group. 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.”

To contribute to REACH Prep, please visit:
https://reachpreporg.presencehost.net/support/

or mail donations to:

REACH Prep
One Dock Street, Suite 100
Stamford, CT 06902

“We are proud that the success of our ninth Annual Private Day & Boarding School Fair enabled us to support the Parks and RecreationYouth Scholarship Fund, and REACH Prep. We are incredibly grateful toall of the secondary schools for their participation, which allowedprospective 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 theincredible services they provide to young people in the area,” saidNewman.

GREENWICH EDUCATION GROUP

Greenwich Education Group, a US Small Business Administration Award winner, is a multidivisional educational organization that strives to support every facet of a child’s academic, social, and emotional development. Our NEASC-accredited day schools (Links Academy, The Pinnacle School, and The Spire School) offer individualized instruction to an array of learners. Our curricula and teaching methods are as diverse as our students.

Additionally, GEG offers a full slate of ancillary 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. Learn more about our programs at www.greenwichedgroup.com.