The Academic Oversight Committee (AOC) was established in 2010 by the Grundy Foundation, which serves as its fiscal monitor. The purpose of the AOC is to provide year-round programs at community learning centers focused on academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for students deemed at risk.
The AOC supports three (3) 21st Century Community Learning Centers established for Bristol Borough youth attending public and parochial schools, in grades K through 12, located at Snyder-Girotti Elementary School, St. Mark Parochial School and Bristol Jr/Sr High School. The programs offered help students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
The Academic Oversight Committee (AOC) awarded a $10,000 grant to Snyder-Girotti Elementary School for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grade students participating in Bristol Riverside Theatre's ArtRageous program during the 2022-2023 school year.
ArtRageous offers a positive and creative experience in which students engage in arts educational activities focused on music, acting, and hip-hop dancing. The value and benefits of ArtRageous are many including strengthening confidence, independence, decision-making skills, and leadership abilities for these students while also seeding a long-term appreciation for the arts.
AOC President Mary Gesualdi (far left) presented the grant to Snyder-Girotti Principal Kelli Brandt Rosado (inside left) along with Bristol Riverside Theatre's Director of Education Qadriyyah Q. Tongori (inside right) and Managing Director Amy Kaissar (far right).