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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

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. AARP Foundation Experience Corps Evansville is hosted by Carver Community Organization.

Program Launch: 2008

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

Program Data (2014 – 2015 school year)

  • Students served: 1,028
  • Volunteer tutors: 39
  • Tutoring hours: 7,165
  • Schools served: 55 classrooms in 6 schools

Program Impact

In the 2014-2015 school year:

  • 96% of teachers rated AARP Foundation Experience Corps volunteer tutors as being good or excellent in their overall quality of assistance
  • 96% of volunteer tutors were satisfied or very satisfied with AARP Foundation Experience Corps 
  • 93% of volunteer tutors reported that they were satisfied with the academic progress they made with students

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