Alyssa and her Smart Partners tutor, Maggi Walker. The pair have been working together in the tutoring program for three years. Photo by Leigh Curran
:: "Smart Partners gave my daughter the confidence and courage to step forward and run for student council. She has done a complete turnaround in her grades and disposition since she joined the Virginia Avenue Project." -Mary Cornejo, VAP parent
Smart Partners is the Project's creative tutoring program, which pairs mentors with students. Children meet with their mentors once a week throughout the school year to receive help with their homework and also to participate in written and visual creative exercises. The resulting work is included in The Buzz, VAP's magazine, to celebrate the work that Smart Partners have accomplished together.