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Mission Statement

Experience Corps engages hightly trained adults 50+ who help children attain literacy proficiency by the end of 3rd grade so that children succeed and older adults thrive.

Description

If you're 50+ and can volunteer time to tutor and mentor a child, we need you! AARP Experience Corps is a proven program made up of volunteers who are dedicated to helping children become great readers before finishing third grade. Working collaboratively with teachers and other volunteers, you can change the course of a child's life by sharing your wisdom and experience. Our goals are to improve children's literacy, strengthen our communities, help develop cultures of inspiration in our schools and support our hardworking teachers. Our volunteers have already changed the lives of thousands of children in schools across America. With your help, we can do even more.

AARP Foundation Experience Corps, District of Columbia, is participating in several elementary schools during the 2015-2016 school year. We are looking for academic mentors who enjoy working with children and who are willing to volunteer 5 to 15 hours per week tutoring students who are struggling to read.

Qualifications:

You must be aged 50 or older ?Possess a GED or High School diploma, at minimum ?Be able to pass a background check ?Attend pre-service training ?Commit to 5 to 15 hours per week for the school year

We are currently looking for volunteers with availability for the 2016-2017 school year! If you are ready to help a child improve his or her reading skills, please contact us at 202-434-6495.

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

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