Greenwich Education Group Gives Back

From left to right: Peggy Hersam (Day and Boarding School Educational Consultant, Greenwich Education Group), Muffy Fox (Co-Director of Day and Boarding School Advisory Services, Greenwich Education Group), Gina Lucas (Chief Executive Director, REACH Prep) and Victoria C. Newman (Founder and Executive Director of Greenwich Education Group and Co-Director of Day and Boarding School Advisory Services, Greenwich Education Group)

In May, Greenwich Education Group (GEG) hosted its tenth annual Private Day & Boarding School Fair at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center. The fair 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 200 students and parents from Fairfield, New Haven, Westchester, and Putnam Counties; New York City, and Long Island attended the event.

Due to the success of the event, Greenwich Education Group was pleased to present checks totaling $4,000 to two worthy local nonprofits.

The first check for $2,000 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 67 children were supported by full or partial scholarships in 2018-2019 and estimates that this number will rise to close to 100 children thanks to the influx of additional funding from Greenwich Education Group.

A second check in the amount of $2,000 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.

“We are proud that the success of our tenth Annual Private Day & Boarding School Fair enabled us to support the Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund, and REACH Prep. We are incredibly grateful to all of the schools for their participation, which allowed prospective 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 the incredible services they provide to young people in the area,” said Newman.

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