Student Employment

A Better Chance

The ABC Tutoring and mentoring program is composed of Amherst College students who are willing to make a difference in the lives of the young male members of the Amherst Chapter of the A Better Chance Program. Every semester, tutors agree to a weekly shift in which they are expected to aid the young men in their homework, studies, and general activities.

A Better Chance

Amherst, MA

Spring Street Preschool

Spring Street Preschool is an independent, non-denominational preschool in downtown Amherst. Offers an affordable, play-based, literacy-enriched preschool program for children ages 2.9 – 5 years, with particular emphasis on the first school experience.

Spring Street Preschool

64 Spring Street

Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 256-8442

El Arco Iris

El Arco Iris is an after-school program in Holyoke, an urban, working-class and predominately Puerto Rican community. The youth at the program range from ages 5 to 17. Amherst College tutors help the youth with homework, lead workshops for the youth to partake in, organize visits to Amherst College and, most importantly, present themselves as role models for the youth. Tutors must commit to two weekdays from 2:40-6. Transportation is provided.

El Arco Iris

561 S. Canal Street

Holyoke, MA 01040

(413) 695-9671

Jose Colon, Imre Kepes, Co-Directors or

North Star: Self Directed Learning for Teens

North Star is a center for self-directed learning and community-based education functioning like a YMCA or other member-based organization.  Member teens choose from among a wide array of educational options depending on their needs and interests.  Founded in 1996 by two middle school teachers, we are now in our 16th year of serving teenagers who prefer to pursue their educations outside of traditional schooling.

North Star: Self Directed Learning for Teens

135 Russell Street

Hadley, MA 01035

(413) 582-0193

Ken Danford, ‘88, Executive Director





Nancy A. Robinson
Student Employment Coordinator
Office of Financial Aid
B-5 Converse Hall
(413) 542-8228