Alvin Sully joined the Phelps Helps team in August 2018 as our Phelps en français coordinator. Alvin was raised in Martinique and moved to Quebec in 2006. He has lived in Laval, Montreal and Laurentians but has stopped his journey in the beautiful region of the Eastern Townships. What Alvin appreciates most about our region is being in nature and the mental and physical well-being that comes along with it. Now settled with his wife and three kids in our region, he is excited about his new role at Phelps Helps.
With Alvin’s background in Literature and Languages and Bachelor of Education in French Second Language, there was no doubt that he would be a perfect fit to run our Phelps en français programs. He has 7 years of teaching experience at the Elementary and High School levels. He believes that education is a journey where teachers provide the tools and support each student needs to succeed. Phelps can support the teachers and students in this journey through our programming. He has already worked hard to arrange for school buses to add a stop at Phelps Helps at the end of the day to bring students to our high school sessions and he has put in place an after-school homework program at Jardin-des-Frontières for grades 5 and 6 students.
There is still space left in our after-school high school sessions; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. These sessions are offered to all high school student from the Stanstead area (Stanstead, Stanstead Est, Ogden, and Canton de Stanstead), regardless of the school they attend or their first language. Unlike any other community in the Townships, Stanstead area students can benefit from four hours each week of individualized support from knowledgeable tutors, a safe space with access to the resources needed to complete their work in any subject and in either language, and a healthy snack after a long bus ride!