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Looking for adults ages 50+ to join us for a Volunteer Information Session

The Program

The City of Tempe AARP Experience Corps is an early literacy skills tutoring program designed to provide support to struggling students in kindergarten through third grade by placing trained volunteer tutors in high needs schools in the Tempe Elementary District. Experience Corps specifically engages adults 50+ in the community to volunteer as tutors. Through this generational exchange, children succeed, 50+ adults thrive and communities are made stronger. The tutors commit to an entire school year, meeting with their assigned students, individually, twice weekly.

Students recommended for the Experience Corps program are considered to be at risk and have tested below benchmark standards in reading for their grade level. In addition to strengthening academic skills, the tutors work on motivating and encouraging students through the positive relationship they build together. Teachers report that, in addition to the obvious benefit of boosting students' reading skills through the program, students also show increased self confidence. The effectiveness of the program is measured by student reading scores, surveys of teachers, prinicpals, and volunteers. Approximately 300 students receive tutoring services each year from 60 volunteer tutors.

Our 30 Minute Session:

Part 1: 10-15 Minutes- Increasing Reading Fluency and Comprehension with Text

    - Using our Reading A-Z curriculum book, tutors encourage students to repetitively practice the

        book using reading games

Part 2: 5 minutes- Review and Reflection

    - Tutor and student discuss students progress and achievement from part 1

Part 3: 5 minutes- Listening and Reading Enjoyment

    - Tutor reads a fiction story to student to develop their love of reading

Our Schools

Tempe Elementary School District

 Aguilar Elementary

 Arredondo Elementary

 Curry Elementary

Frank Elementary

Fuller Elementary

Holdeman Elementary

Hudson Elementary

Laird Elementary

Thew Elementary  

 

 A Map of Tempe Elementary Schools

  

See our Volunteers in Action

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dcQoR5Jdqw

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbD2pNp8f3w 

Volunteering

Join the corps of more than 2,000 volunteers in 22 cities nationwide who are making a significant impact in their communities. Volunteers do not need special skills just a willingness to share their experience, time and patience. Comprehensive training, excellent support services and an orientation are provided. Volunteers need to be able to commit to an entire school year. For more information, call Rebecca Bond at (480) 858-2464 or email at rebecca_bond@tempe.gov

Learn more about Experience Corps nationally at:

http://www.aarp.org/experience-corps/.

To Apply, please fill out the application and e-mail to: rebecca_bond@tempe.gov

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