A new school year is upon us, and educating youth can be a very rewarding and gratifying experience. Knowing that the contribution of your time and effort can help a child excel academically makes the work worthwhile.
Interested in a community-level volunteer opportunity that can truly make a difference in the life of a child and his or her future? We're looking for people to be paired as volunteer literacy tutors to help children attending school in Boston and Revere improve their reading and literacy skills.
Elva Fosh, literacy tutor/team leader and literacy booster, is the center of our spotlight for AARP Foundation Experience Corps and Greater Cleveland Volunteers.
Besides advocating for people age 50-plus, AARP offers opportunities to give back to the community. That includes intergenerational activities such as mentoring schoolchildren. AARP Foundation Experience Corps engages volunteer tutors 50 and older to improve literacy among children in grades K-3. The program is active in 22 cities nationwide, including Washington.
Since 2010, the owners of Cabot Creamery Cooperative have presented the Cabot Community Celebrity Award program to honor the achievements and contributions of volunteers from every part of our great nation. The program continues in 2015 with an Eastern Caribbean Cruise that honors more than 50 new Community Celebrities. AARP Experience Corps Evansville long-time volunteer Eric King has been selected as one of this year’s “Community Celebrities.”
Technology has changed the way we do nearly everything. Whether you want to communicate with someone, order food, or play a game, there’s an app for that. Last semester, with a grant from McLean Contributionship, Philadelphia AARP Experience Corps volunteers used iPads to deliver support to first and second grade students struggling with reading. What tutors and children alike learned was that using tech for learning can be a lot of fun.
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