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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 Minneapolis/St. Paul

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Experience Corps Minneapolis is a proud AmeriCorps 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.

AARP Foundation Experience Corps – Twin Cities is an independent, intergenerational project with support from AARP Foundation and MAP for Nonprofits.

Program Impact (2015-2016 school year)

  • Students served: 703
  • Volunteers: 87
  • Hours of tutoring: 21,184
  • Classrooms served: 105
  • 74 percent of students who were below grade level at the beginning of the year improved their reading and literacy performance by half a grade level or more
  • 96 percent of teachers reported that AARP Foundation Experience Corps volunteers had a moderate or strong influence on student reading and literacy performance
  • 87 percent of volunteer tutors reported that they were satisfied with the academic progress they made with students

Contact

Program Manager: Paul Simone             Volunteer Director: Erin Simon 
612-202-7209                                        612-708-5933
paul.simone@voamn.org                       esimon@expcorpsmn.org

AARP Foundation Experience Corps – Twin Cities is an independent, intergenerational project with support from AARP Foundation and MAP for Nonprofits.

School & Community Partners

Minneapolis St. Paul
Freedom Academy Charter School Barack and Michelle Obama Service Learning Elementary School
Lucy Craft Laney Community School Benjamin E. Mays Elementary 
Lyndale Community School Chelsea Heights Elementary School
Marcy Open School CommonBond Communities
Southside Family Charter School East Side Learning Center
Whittier International School Higher Ground Academy
Seward Montessori Maxfield Elementary School
Bethune Elementary Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet

Elizabeth Hall Elementary

Green Central Elementary

West Side Summit

Interested in becoming a tutor and mentor? 

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