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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 Baltimore

AARP Foundation Experience Corps is an intergenerational volunteer-based tutoring program that is proven to help children who aren’t reading at grade level become great readers by the end of third grade. We inspire and empower adults 50 and older to serve in their community and disrupt the cycle of poverty by making a lasting difference in the lives of America’s most vulnerable children.

The Experience Corps model is a proven intervention with measurable benefits for students, as well as positive mental and physical health benefits for volunteers who participate. By helping young students become better readers, Experience Corps seeks to ensure a lasting legacy of strong futures, supported schools and empowered volunteers.

Program Launch: 1998

Program Data (2014-2015 school year)

  • Students served: 7,689
  • Volunteer members: 313
  • Hours logged: 121,897
  • Schools and centers served: 34

Program Impact

In the 2014-2015 school year:

  • 84 percent of teachers reported that AARP Foundation Experience Corps volunteer tutors had a moderate or strong influence on student reading and literacy performance

  • 98 percent of volunteer tutors reported that they were satisfied with the academic progress they made with students


Branch Director
Bill Romani

Tiffany Sanford

Featured Quote

There are times when some of the children may not understand the assignment, so they come to me and ask for help with whatever the problem may be. It is a joy to see the smiles on their faces when they discover that the problem was not as hard as they thought. I feel so good inside to know that I helped to put this smile there!

—Betty Ellis, AARP Foundation Experience Corps volunteer member

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