AARP Experience Corps Marin, established in 2007, enables adults 50 and older to tutor and mentor 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 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 Experience Corps Marin.
In coming months, AARP Experience Corps Marin will continue its high quality program while expanding to serve additional students within Marin County.
Program Launch: 2007
Program Data (2011-2012 school year)
Students served: 1,500
Volunteer members: 90
Volunteer hours logged last school year: 9,000
Schools served: 5
In the 2011-2012 school year:
- 98 percent of teachers rated Experience Corps members in the one-to-one program as being good or excellent in their overall quality of assistance
- Of the 97 percent of students whose overall reading skills were rated as being below grade level at the beginning of the year, 56 percent were rated as having improved by the end of the year
- 94 percent of volunteer members were satisfied with the guidance they received from EC site coordinators and staff
Experience Corps Marin