Updated: Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010, 3:16 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010, 1:01 AM EDT
(WTNH) - Waterbury's Granville Academy is holding its open House October 1st and 2nd. Granville is a “volunteer" after-school program that engages 5th through 12th grade urban students and prepares them for college and beyond.
Granville Academy’s president Maurice Mosely and teacher/author Torrey Maldonado spoke to GMC’s Ted Koppy about the upcoming event.
The academy opened in 1992 and also has a branch in New Haven. 90 percent of the students there graduate from high school and go on to college.
Maurice Mosely says the school “also prepares them for the global economy. We teach them about financial terms so that they’ll be prepared to deal with this economy.”
Torrey was born and raised in the Red Hooks Projects section of Brooklyn, New York and it’s those experiences that inspired him to write the book "Secret Saturdays.”
Granville Academy’s grand opening reception takes place Friday, Oct.1st starting at 5 p.m. at the Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street in Waterbury.
On Saturday, October 2nd Torrey Maldonado will be conducting workshops at the Waterbury Arts Magnet School on 16 South Elm Street in Waterbury from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with check-in and breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The Granville Academy has 100 students and is physically located at Chase Collegiate School 565 Chase Parkway in Waterbury. The students come from all the Waterbury area schools.
You can visit Granville Academy online or call 203-598-4101 for more information.