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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 Experience Corps Baltimore

This innovative, high-impact, evidence-based program utilizes the time, skills and experience of adults 50 years and older not only to benefit their own health and well-being but also to help improve educational outcomes for elementary school-age children. The program provides academic tutoring and mentoring for students in grades K-3.

Each extensively trained AARP Experience Corps member commits five to 15 hours per week for the school year. A team of six to 20 adults is placed in each school, with each team member working in a single classroom. The volunteer members work at the direction of the teacher to support students.

Program Launch: 1998

Program Data (2012-2013 school year)

  • Students served: 6,876
  • Volunteer members: 296
  • Hours logged: 143,126
  • Schools and centers served: 25

Program Impact

In the 2012-2013 school year:

  • 95 percent of teachers rated AARP Experience Corps volunteer members as being good or excellent in their overall quality of assistance
  • 95 percent of volunteer members were satisfied with the guidance they received from AARP Experience Corps site coordinators and staff
  • 93 percent of teachers rated AARP Experience Corps volunteer members as being good or excellent in their ability to address student learning needs


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 Experience Corps volunteer member

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