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Adults 50+ needed to tutor elementary students in reading

Post Date:03/12/2018 11:52 AM

experience corp pic_webAdults 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.

The next session is on Tuesday, March 20. Session dates, time and location are as follows:

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

  • 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.

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.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Melissa Quillard, 480-350-8805,