is an undergraduate-run organization that aims to enrich the
educational experience of public school youth by introducing them to
dance and other creative activities as a medium for self expression, a
method to enhance self-esteem, and a means to mutual understanding.
Citystep works with the FMA 5th during the school day, and with some of
our 6th and 7th graders after school.
is an AmeriCorps program, a national service organization which
unites young adults, ages 17 to 24, for a year of fulltime rigorous
community service, leadership development, and civic engagement. The
City Year volunteers wok in classrooms during the school day, and
assist with tutoring in the Extended Day Program.
"e" inc. provides children, teens, and adults a scientific understanding of Earth's natural biomes, resources, and systems along with the skills to protect
the planet and live sustainably.
Genzyme Reading Buddies
Corporation through Cambridge School Volunteers busses employees over
to the Fletcher Maynard Academy to read with a first or second grade
student weekly. Some students maintain the same Reading Buddy for two
sponsored program which focuses on providing an interactive approach
to mathematics through the use of internet based applications. This
approach is geared towards enhancing eighth graders skills in the areas
of algebra and geometry, areas in which many eighth graders struggle,
but areas that are fundamental to their understanding of further
mathematical and scientific concepts.
People from the business community come in and work with students teaching them about the business world and government.
Academy is a K through 8 Literacy Collaborative Program. We partner
with Lesley College training our three Literacy Coordinators in the
best practices in Reading and Writing. They then offer Professional
Development and Coaching to the rest of the FMA staff.
We have many volunteers from Lesley College in
our Extended Day Program teaching the Peace Games curriculum, solving
problems using words instead of actions and working together
Lesley University sends many students to do their Teaching Practicum and Student Teaching at the Fletcher-Maynard Academy.
MIT Environmental Project
from MIT come into the third grade classrooms and teach the students
about the environment and then take them on field trips to allow them
the opportunity to apply what they have learned outside of school.
Public Health Grant
Healthy Choice Grant for our middle school students. Students will
learn about proper nutrition and exercise and will also be given the
opportunity to create healthy foods and to exercise, using free weights
Science Club for Girls
is a parent-founded non profit program with female volunteers leading a
hands-on science club for girls from Kindergarten to 7th grade.
Cambridge based organization that supports and encouraged the
academic and social growth of Cambridge children through the use of
volunteers and existing community resources. Tutoring Plus opened its
newest program, a tutoring center for Middle Grade students, (Grades
6-8) at Fletcher-Maynard, two nights a week. All of the programs are
staffed by volunteers and are free of charge.
Young People’s Project (YPP)
Young People’s Project develops students aged 8-22 from traditionally
marginalized populations as learners, teachers, leaders, and organizers
through math and media literacy, community-building, and advocacy in
order to build a unique network of young people who are better equipped
to navigate life’s circumstances, are active in their communities, and
advocate for education reform in America.