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Experience Corps Comes to Chicago

By Bob Benenson, AARP Bulletin

Students who don't learn to read by the time they reach fourth grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school, research shows. In Chicago, a city with a chronically high dropout rate, an AARP program aims to stem that tide.

AARP Experience Corps is recruiting volunteers 50 and older to work with Chicago teachers to improve the reading skills of students from kindergarten through third grade.

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