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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 Evansville

Key Supporters

  • Carver Community Organization
  • Welborn Baptist Foundation
  • United Way of Southern Indiana
  • Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation

AARP Foundation Experience Corps Evansville is hosted by Carver Community Organization.  This intergenerational program launched in 2008 to engage adults 50 and older as volunteer tutors in schools.  The program focuses on working with students in Kindergarten through Third grade who are struggling with reading and literacy skills.  Tutors work one-on-one or with small groups of students in 30-minute intervals under the direction of the classroom teacher.

AARP Foundation Experience Corps Evansville volunteer tutors are making phenomenal differences by tutoring children who need that extra boost with basic literacy skills; mentoring students who count on them for guidance; and partnering with classroom teachers to make schools better places to learn.  For 6 years AARP Foundation Experience Corps Evansville volunteer tutors have changed the lives of hundreds of children in schools across Evansville, Indiana through this research-based innovative program.

Program Launch: 2008

Program Data (2013 – 2014 school year)

  • Students served: 1,308
  • Students served in one-on-One/small groups: 343
  • Volunteer members: 45
  • Hours logged: 9,406
  • Schools served: 64 classrooms in 6 schools

Program Impact

In the 2013-2014 school year:

  • 95 percent of teachers rated AARP Foundation Experience Corps volunteer members as being good or excellent in their overall quality of assistance
  • 100 percent of volunteer members were satisfied with AARP Foundation Experience Corps program and overall quality of training sessions
  • 93 percent of teachers rated AARP Foundation Experience Corps volunteer members as being good or excellent in their ability to address students’ needs

Contact

Program Manager
Lorinda Taylor
812-402-3170
ltaylor@carverorg.org

Featured Quote

At Glenwood Leadership Academy, we value our Experience Corps volunteers. They are an integral part of our academic programming and mentoring for K-3 students. Our teachers integrate their volunteers into the classroom to assist students in the learning during the most important years of their schooling. At GLA, the volunteer relationship extends beyond the classroom with volunteers returning for school programs, eating with students at lunch, and coming back on non-volunteer days to check in with students who might be struggling. GLA is more successful in meeting students' academic needs because students know they have many adults who support their learning, not just the teacher.

—Tamara R. Skinner, Principal, Glenwood Leadership Academy