The Petey Greene Prisoner Assistance Program is seeking Princeton undergraduate and graduate students to tutor and in some cases, teach inmates.
We are looking for Princeton students who want to help incarcerated young people learn basic academic skills. Volunteers will also learn more about life in a prison.
The program which began in 2008, was substantially expanded in 2009, is looking for additional volunteers for the Fall semester ’11. Orientation, training, and transportation to and from the New Jersey correctional facility will be provided.
The Mission of the Petey Greene Prisoner Assistance Program is to recruit and train undergraduates, graduate students, and towns people to be effective tutors and teachers in nearby prisons. Also to raise awareness of the problems in the prison system and the need for reform.
The Petey Greene Prisoner Assistance Program will become the foremost college/university prisoner assistance program in the state and that the model will be used to help other institutions develop similar programs in the state, region and the country.