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BRILLIANT DETROIT

Brilliant Detroit is excited to announce a partnership with AARP Foundation Experience Corps, an evidence based program that connects growing young readers with caring adult volunteers who tutor them in literacy. As the host of the Experience Corps program, Brilliant Detroit is seeking volunteers from the community to become literacy tutors and mentors to our students.

Locations in the Community:

The program will kick off in January 2022 and serve students at 3 Brilliant Detroit locations:

  1. Littlefield
  2. Brightmoor
  3. Chandler Park

Due to the pandemic, our current plans are to provide tutoring virtually to students through ZOOM. However, we are optimistic that we will be able to tutor in-person in the near future.

Comprehensive Training:

All Experience Corps tutors will receive comprehensive training throughout their course of service, as well as materials to support the Experience Corps structured tutoring model. Tutors will attend an in-depth Pre-Service Training to ensure they are prepared to provide high quality literacy tutoring to our students. Training will also include support around virtual tutoring and technical assistance for using ZOOM.

The Students:

All of the students who become a part of the Experience Corps program are a part of the Brilliant Detroit community and attend our after-school programs. We will be working with students who are in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade.





The Impact:

As a tutor you will make a long lasting impact on our students. Students who can read fluently at grade level will have the opportunity to succeed in school and later in life. Moreover, those students will show significant improvements in their social-emotional well-being.

There are positive impacts for you, as well! As a volunteer tutor, you will be serving with a team of peers from the community, expanding your social network, and feeling more connected. Most importantly, you will be able to share your experiences, knowledge, and wisdom with the leaders of tomorrow, the children you tutor.

Join Our Family:

If you are interested in taking the first step of getting involved with this exciting volunteer opportunity, we invite you to attend one of our virtual informational sessions.

Informational sessions will be hosted on the following dates and times:

  • October 13, 2021 5 - 6 p.m.
  • October 14, 2021 5 - 6 p.m.
  • October 19, 2021 12 - 1 p.m.
  • October 21, 2021 6 - 7 p.m.

The Zoom access information for all of the informational sessions is as follows:

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/8111125117?pwd=SUZQUGNIaTNyVnpMZ3dURUZYbmt4QT09

Meeting ID: 811 112 5117

For any questions about this volunteer opportunity or attending an informational session, please contact Victoria Holsey, Experience Corp Project Lead, at vholsey@brilliantdetroit.org or 313-570-3523.

About Brilliant Detroit:

Brilliant Detroit is dedicated to building kid success families and neighborhoods where families with children 0-8 have what they need to be school ready, healthy, and stable. We do this by establishing and operating homes in high need neighborhoods that offer proven programming to families and children. Please visit https://brilliantdetroit.org.



About Experience Corps:

AARP Foundation Experience Corps connects students with caring adult volunteers age 50 and older who provide an essential combination of training, life experience and commitment. The program helps children read at grade level so that they have the opportunity to succeed in school and in life. Please visit https://www.aarp.org/experience-corps/.

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About BRILLIANT DETROIT

Location:

5675 Larkins Street, Detroit, MI 48210, US

Mission Statement

Brilliant Detroit works with, by and for neighbors to coordinate programs and partnerships in the areas of health, education and family stability. We cannot do this without the support of volunteers like you, who come from both inside and outside of our Kid Success Neighborhoods. We encourage you to look at the potential volunteer opportunities throughout this site in order to find the one that speaks to your interests and skills. Thank you again for your interest and we cannot wait to connect with you soon!

Description

Brilliant Detroit is dedicated to building kid success families and neighborhoods where families with children 0-8 have what they need to be school ready, healthy and stable. We do this by providing proven programming and support year-round out of Brilliant Detroit homes in high-need neighborhoods.

For more information, please see our website at http://brilliantdetroit.org. We are so excited that you are interested in volunteering with us!

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 50
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer tutors will be expected to be available for up to 5 hours weekly from January 2022 through May 2022.

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