Yet another great educational opportunity is being offered to middle school-aged youth by way of Greenville Renaissance Scholars (GRS).
GRS executive director Alexandra Melnick shared that GRS will be launching a virtual after school program for middle schoolers “targeted at addressing the learning gaps caused by COVID-19 while also increasing a culture of college awareness.”
Melnick said GRS has ample scholarships available for students to attend and the program is open for all middle schoolers.
Deadline for registration is Tuesday, Oct. 20, and classes will start Thursday, Oct. 22.
“The GRS School Year Program will take place over Google Classroom and Zoom, and will meet at minimum, once a week and be held after school,” Melnick said. “We plan to meet every Thursday at 4:30 p.m., but this day can change to accommodate special virtual events and virtual field trips we plan to take our scholars on.”
She added this year, GRS will have creative programs, virtual college and field trips and Zoom interviews with people around the world.
Also, GRS plans to have English Language Arts, dance, math, STEM, art, music and social studies focused sessions.
“We’re really focused on the mental and emotional wellbeing of the students, so that’s why we wanted to make sure we included things like dance and art and we’re really excited to get started,” Melnick said.
Scholars can learn more about the program by visiting gvillescholars.org.
Parents or teachers with questions can contact Melnick by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 561-222-5930.
History of Greenville Renaissance Scholars
GRS was founded by Margaret Joseph and a group of dedicated Greenville community members in 2007. Since then, GRS has served hundreds of middle school “Scholars” in the greater Greenville area. The programs work to strengthen core academic skills and provide Scholars with enrichment experiences in the arts, college planning and exposure, and field experiences.
The overall goal for GRS is to prepare middle school students to plan for college even before they enter high school. There are no grade prerequisites to participate in their programs, just a demonstrated ability to respect others and work hard. Their Scholars choose to put in the extra effort needed to ensure academic success and a future full of options.