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The Village Project

The Village Project is an academic service-learning program that first-year education majors participate in through Foundations of Education I: Becoming a Community-Engaged Educator (EDUC 101) and Foundations of Education II: Psychology of Community-Engaged Education (EDUC 102) in order to strengthen their teaching skills, while providing under-represented youth with academic support and positive college role models.

The program allows Green Bay area students who attend high-poverty schools the opportunity to receive quality academic support, learn from positive role models, and gain perspective on higher education.

Participants will be volunteering, tutoring or working with youth in the schools as well as completing ongoing training. 

St Norbert students are given the opportunity to:

  • Apply academic knowledge to community needs
  • Reflect on their capacity to serve as change agents in education
  • Work with community partners to close the academic achievement gap
  • Understand and value the perspectives of peers, community partners and students
  • Identify personal strengths and weaknesses to formulate strategies for improvement

Village Project Partners:

VP Tutors

The Greater Green Bay YMCA, in a collaborative partnership with the Green Bay Public Schools, operates after-school programs. A 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC), offers academic, health and wellness, and enrichment opportunities after school hours to students who attend high poverty and low-performing schools.

The tutoring program was launched in 2018 and is a collaboration with Growing Resiliency. This program connects SNC students, serving as tutors, with children in an after school program. Training for the college students includes instruction in language that encourages a mindset of resiliency, strategies to support literacy growth, as well as ongoing coaching. This training equips the tutors to provide intentional and strategic support to their tutee. The impact of this program is not only with the child being supported, but also the tutor providing the support. Together they grow stronger and more resilient.


“It has allowed me to develop a growth mindset for myself as well as others … . It has taught me the importance of having someone who believes in you.”    - GST Tutor

VP Volunteers

The Greater Green Bay YMCA, in a collaborative partnership with the Green Bay Public Schools, operates after-school programs. A 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC), offers academic, health and wellness, and enrichment opportunities after school hours to students who attend high poverty and low-performing schools.

Students who volunteer support program staff and gain experience working with children and fostering social emotional wellness.

VP ASP Staff

The Greater Green Bay YMCA, in a collaborative partnership with the Green Bay Public Schools, operates after-school programs. A 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC), offers academic, health and wellness, and enrichment opportunities after school hours to students who attend high poverty and low-performing schools.

Students who are employed as afterschool staff gain experience working with children, leading programs and fostering social emotional wellness.

VP Tutors

The Greater Green Bay YMCA, in a collaborative partnership with the Green Bay Public Schools, operates after-school programs. A 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC), offers academic, health and wellness, and enrichment opportunities after school hours to students who attend high poverty and low-performing schools.

The tutoring program was launched in 2018 and is a collaboration with Growing Resiliency. This program connects SNC students, serving as tutors, with children in an after school program. Training for the college students includes instruction in language that encourages a mindset of resiliency, strategies to support literacy growth, as well as ongoing coaching. This training equips the tutors to provide intentional and strategic support to their tutee. The impact of this program is not only with the child being supported, but also the tutor providing the support. Together they grow stronger and more resilient.


“It has allowed me to develop a growth mindset for myself as well as others … . It has taught me the importance of having someone who believes in you.”    - GST Tutor

VP Volunteers

The Greater Green Bay YMCA, in a collaborative partnership with the Green Bay Public Schools, operates after-school programs. A 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC), offers academic, health and wellness, and enrichment opportunities after school hours to students who attend high poverty and low-performing schools.

Students who volunteer support program staff and gain experience working with children and fostering social emotional wellness.

VP ASP Staff

The Greater Green Bay YMCA, in a collaborative partnership with the Green Bay Public Schools, operates after-school programs. A 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC), offers academic, health and wellness, and enrichment opportunities after school hours to students who attend high poverty and low-performing schools.

Students who are employed as afterschool staff gain experience working with children, leading programs and fostering social emotional wellness.

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