October 3, 2012

Springboard Tutoring Program Has Moved From Library to Witherspoon Middle School

To the Editor:

After 22 years, Springboard, the after school tutoring and homework help center, has been asked to leave the Princeton Public Library. The library director stated that “we (PPL) are no longer able to provide funding or a place in the library for a formal Springboard program”.

We are delighted to inform everyone that we have a new location in room C-104 at the John Witherspoon Middle School at the Walnut Lane entrance. The quality program that you have come to expect and rely on will be the same! The program will still be available every Monday through Thursday from 3:30 to 6 p.m. when the Princeton Public Schools are open.

We provide certified Princeton Public School teachers and former teachers who are familiar with the curriculum of the schools K-12. Springboard continues to have relationships with Princeton Public School staff that enable our tutors to work cooperatively with teachers to meet the specific needs of our individual students.

Our staff includes a bi-lingual teacher and many others (including volunteers from the community and the University) who are proficient in higher level math and science.

Springboard remains a free, drop-in program with no appointments necessary.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our generous donors who have made this transition possible. We would especially like to thank the F.I.S.H. Foundation Inc. for their continued support of this program. Please know that further donations will be needed to keep this program going. Springboard is a 501(C3) non-profit organization.

Joyce Turner

Woods Way