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AARP Foundation Experience Corps is looking for adults 50 years and older interested in tutoring K-3 students who are struggling to read.

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AARP Foundation Experience Corps

AARP Foundation Experience Corps, a national leader in engaging older adult tutors to improve K-3 student literacy in disadvantaged schools, has joined forces with AARP, the nation’s largest organization for 50+ Americans.

As part of AARP Foundation, Experience Corps will have the opportunity to vastly increase its potential to tap into the experience and passion of older Americans to ensure that every child has a chance to succeed in school and in life.

AARP Foundation Experience Corps and PBS KIDS Launch Campaign to Reduce Summer Learning Loss

AARP Foundation Experience Corps, PBS member stations and their local partners have joined forces to provide literacy activity booklets to accompany new episodes of the popular show WordGirl, which will air on PBS stations and on YouTube over the summer.  Know some elementary age kids? You can download the activity book (PDF) and summer reading chart (PDF) to help bridge the summer learning gap and join WordGirl in expanding vocabularies of children everywhere!

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AARP Foundation Experience Corps is pleased to be a part of the AmeriCorps national service network as well as the winner of the 2011 Service Impact Award. Each year, AmeriCorps supports the engagement of nearly 75,000 Americans in service to meet critical needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, and other areas.

Since 1994, nearly 500,000 AmeriCorps members have served with thousands of nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and faith-based organizations nationwide. To learn more about AmeriCorps, visit or call 800-942-2677.


AARP Foundation Experience Corps is a national, award-winning organization that engages adults age 50+ in meeting their communities' greatest needs. Experience Corps tutors work in schools in 19 cities across the U.S.

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Experience Corps has received rave reviews from principals and policy analysts who have watched student achievement soar soon after retirees enter their schools ... I am impressed by their passionate devotion to helping children learn.

—Ruth Rosen, San Francisco Chronicle

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