AARP Foundation Experience Corps Marin places, trains and provides on-going support to adults 50 and older as tutors to elementary school age children in Marin County who are not proficient in reading and writing. Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups in kindergarten through third-grade classrooms. The relationships that volunteer members build with students motivate children to excel and contribute to their academic success.
AARP Foundation Experience Corps Marin is hosted by Northern California Presbyterian Homes & Services Inc. (NCPHS), a not-for-profit corporation committed to serving older adults and promoting their quality of life. NCPHS operates seven housing communities and five community service programs, including AARP Foundation Experience Corps Marin.
Program Launch: 2007
Program Data (2013-2014 school year)
- Students served: 1,854
- Volunteer members: 106
- Volunteer hours logged last school year: 10,848
- Schools served: 8
In the 2013-2014 school year:
- 96 percent of teachers reported Experience Corps Marin tutors have a strong or moderate impact on moving students toward reading at grade level
- 97 percent of teachers reported a strong or moderate impact of the Experience Corps Marin tutors on students' academic engagement, including classroom participation and concentration
- 97 percent of volunteers reported that they had an increased sense of purpose in life and that they made a difference in their community as a result of tutoring with Experience Corps Marin
Experience Corps Marin