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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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Our Mission and Vision

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Experience Corps engages 50-plus adults in their communities. — AARP EC Baltimore


To create powerful opportunities for 50-plus adults to meet society's greatest challenges.


50-plus adults in service to children are an integral part of the education strategy across America. Through this generational exchange, children succeed, 50-plus adults thrive and communities are made stronger.

Strategic Focus

To engage 50-plus adults as tutors and mentors to produce outstanding literacy results for children in grades K-3.

Ahead of the Curve

Our work today lays the groundwork for the millions of boomers who will look for purposeful opportunities today and tomorrow. We offer:

  • A new model of community engagement that values and leverages the experience and leadership of people over 50
  • Measurable results to demonstrate our success
  • A learning laboratory to study and strengthen our model
  • A commitment to publish research findings to help expand opportunities for boomers to serve.

Featured Quote

Experience Corps matches a critical need with a vital resource ... Struggling inner-city children need help with their studies and more adult attention. Older citizens have time on their hands and skills to share. Put the two together and you have a powerful combination that works wonders for all involved.

—The Minneapolis Star Tribune

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