AARP Experience Corps is recruiting volunteers who are interested in tutoring first, second and third graders within various Phoenix elementary school districts  and Tempe Elementary Schools for the 2019-2020 school year.

AARP Experience Corps is a literacy skills tutoring program designed to provide support to struggling students in the area of reading.

AARP Experience Corps volunteers are asked to commit for an entire school year, donate five to seven hours per week and provide one-on-one tutoring to kids at least two times a week. Program training is provided by AARP Experience Corps.

Volunteers must possess a high school diploma and agree to a complete criminal background (fingerprint clearance) and reference check.

For Phoenix:

The City of Phoenix AARP Experience Corps Tutoring Program is now recruiting volunteer reading tutors for the 2019-2020 school year!

 AARP Experience Corps in partnership with the city of Phoenix, is an intergenerational volunteer-based tutoring program (ECPhx) that is proven to help children who are not reading at grade level become better readers by the end of third grade. We recruit, train, and support adult volunteers to help children strengthen their reading fluency and improve their reading skills by 3rd grade through a trained program model.  The Experience Corps model is a ESSA approved intervention strategy with measurable benefits for students, as well as positive mental and physical health benefits for volunteers who participate. By helping young students become better readers, Experience Corps seeks to ensure a legacy of strong futures, supported schools and empowered volunteers. We inspire and empower adults 50 and older to serve in their community and disrupt the cycle of poverty by making a lasting difference in the lives of America’s most vulnerable children.https://www.phoenix.gov/education/experience

Information Sessions for 2019-2020 school year start on Wednesday, April 3, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4BAEAD2CA57-aarp1. After April, they will be on the following dates:

 

  • Wednesday, May 1 from 11 am – 12:30 pm at Burton Barr Library – College Depot, 2nd Floor
  • Wednesday, June 5 from 11 am – 12:30 pm at Burton Barr Library – 4th Lecture Room
  • Wednesday, July 17 from 11 am – 12:30 pm at Burton Barr Library – College Depot, 2nd Floor
  • Wednesday, August 7 from 11 am – 12:30 pm at Burton Barr library – College Depot, 2nd Floor

For more information, please contact the City of Phoenix Youth and Education Office at (602) 256-4388 or email at ecphx@phoenix.gov

Currently, the City of Phoenix is seeking committed and passionate individuals to assist young people in increasing their literacy skills and serve as the Site Coordinator (AmeriCorps Member). This is an AmeriCorps grant stipend position and various contract hours are available.

 

The Site Coordinator (AmeriCorps Member) is a vital link in the ongoing communication, planning, documentation and evaluation processes required for the successful daily operation of the Experience Corps Program in each school.

S/he will serve as the program’s primary contact between volunteer tutors, volunteer team leader, designated school staff, and AARP Experience Corps (EC) staff. The School Site Coordinator will support up to twelve (12) tutors. Deliver tutoring to students enrolled in the program who are/may be assigned to you (2 students max for Site Coordinator). Be at the school for each tutor’s firstday/week and provide assistance as needed. Visit your school a minimum of two times each week. Observe and encourage tutors to model best program practices. Support and provide constructive feedback/coaching to assist volunteer tutors with effective program delivery. Coordinate tutor substitutes within site. Assist EC staff in the planning and coordinating of orientation sessions. Respect the privacy of the students by keeping names and progress of students confidential. Agree and adhere to all ECPHX program and school policies.

 

For more information, please call (602) 256-4388.

For Tempe:

The Experience Corps model is a proven intervention with measurable benefits for students, as well as positive mental and physical health benefits for volunteers who participate. By helping young students become better readers, Experience Corps seeks to ensure a lasting legacy of strong futures, supported schools and empowered volunteers.

AARP Foundation Experience Corps Tempe is hosted by the City of Tempe Human Services Department, Social Services Division.

We they are having a couple of information sessions in April and May of 2019  (only one session must be attended)

Wednesday, April 17 2019

Tuesday, May 14 2019

 

9:30 to 10:30am

Tempe Public Library

3500 S. Rural Rd.  Tempe, AZ  85282

Lower Level Meeting Room B

For more information contact Nicole Burner nicole.burner@tempe.gov or by calling 480-858-2456.

 

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