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Adults 50+ needed to tutor elementary students in reading

Post Date:02/08/2018 4:00 PM

Reading is a crucial skill for young students from kindergarten through third grade. In Arizona, it is also a necessary skill to move onto the fourth grade.

Every year, more than 500 Tempe children wait to be paired with an adult volunteer from the City of Tempe’s Experience Corps to help them become more skilled and confident readers. Volunteers are now needed.

Adults ages 50 and older who would like to tutor young students, and can commit to a full school year, can learn more about the program by attending an Experience Corps information session. Volunteers do not need any special skills – just a willingness to share their experience, time and patience.

Session dates are as follows:

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd.  Tempe, AZ  85282
Program Room B – Downstairs

  • Wednesday, Feb. 28
  • Tuesday, March 20
  • Thursday, April 12
  • Thursday, April 24
  • Tuesday, May 15

All volunteers receive comprehensive training, support services and orientation prior to being paired with a child. Volunteers work in 10 Tempe Elementary School District schools, providing one-on-one early literacy tutoring to young students.

Tempe Experience Corps is a program under the city of Tempe Human Services Department. For program information, visit www.tempe.gov/ExperienceCorps or contact Rebecca Bond at (480) 858-2464 or Rebecca_Bond@tempe.gov.  

MEDIA CONTACT: Melissa Quillard, 480-350-8805, melissa_quillard@tempe.gov  

 

 

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