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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

Experience Corps Baltimore is a proud Senior Corps program.

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 Impact (2015-2016 school year)

  • Students served: 6,579
  • Volunteers: 284
  • Hours of tutoring: 114,511
  • Classrooms served: 268
  • 94 percent of teachers reported that AARP Foundation Experience Corps volunteers had a moderate or strong influence on student reading and literacy performance
  • 97 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

“Ms. Ellison has the ability to work with students of various backgrounds and abilities in a calm and caring demeanor. She arrives to school ready to work every day and greet everyone with a smile. Ms. Ellison has been a never ending support to our school. She has really made a difference in the lives of many students.”

Carliss Maddox, Teacher, Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School