Golden Opportunity

Students present over $25,000 in United Way grants to local nonprofits

Students in United Way of Tompkins County's Youth and Philanthropy program awarded grants totaling to $25,000 to 10 local nonprofits Thursday. The program taught 20 Tompkins County students about leadership, philanthropy, nonprofits and budgeting.

Spotlight On... Golden Opportunity

Non-profit organizations are plentiful throughout Tompkins County, and make a big impact in our communities. Despite their contributions, area non-profits can sometimes go unnoticed or unknown. This week we are highlighting Golden Opportunity, a tutoring and mentorship non-profit based in Ithaca. To learn more about the organization, we interviewed its executive director, Kolby Harrell.

Morning Newswatch | WHCU Radio

Golden Opportunity's founder, Marty Kaminsky, sits down with Lee Rayburn of Morning Newswatch to look back at how it all began and how GO has made a real difference in local students' lives. 

This interview originally aired on WHCU radio (95.9fm/870am) on January 29, 2016. You can access the original interview online here

Golden Opportunity links retired teachers, Ithaca students in need of tutors

Retired school teachers, school officials and community members alike are coming together to tutor students in four Ithaca area schools who need a little extra help in their academics.

The Golden Opportunity program is a not-for-profit tutoring program that offers 60 hours a year of direct one-on-one time to students who need extra help with their school work.