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Help A Child Learn to Read

A growing problem

More than 65 percent of greater Boston's third graders struggle with literacy, putting them at a higher risk for school failure. A recent study found that students who do not read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave without a diploma than proficient readers.

You can help

This fall, volunteer with Generations Incorporated, proud affiliate of AARP Experience CorpsSM, at one of 15 public schools or after-school programs in Boston and Revere. Generations Incorporated, a Boston-based nonprofit organization, will match you with a child who needs help developing literacy skills. With individual time and guidance, each student has the chance to improve his or her reading by two to three levels.

Several options for volunteering are available during the 2012-2013 school year to accommodate various interests and schedules. Training is provided. Volunteers may contribute as few as two hours per week or as many as ten.

Join us at one of the following coffee hours/information sessions to learn more:

Tuesday, August 21, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
East Boston Public Library
276 Meridian St., East Boston

Wednesday, August 22, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
East Boston Social Centers
68 Central Sq., East Boston

Tuesday, August 28, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Twelfth Baptist Church
150-160 Warren St., Roxbury

Tuesday, August 28, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Codman Square Public Library
690 Washington St., Dorchester

Wednesday, August 29, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Grove Hall Public Library
41 Geneva Ave., Dorchester 02121

Thursday, August 30, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Harbor Point Clubhouse
1 North Point Dr., Dorchester 02125

Refreshments will be served, and there is no fee to attend. Please RSVP by sending an email to volunteerinfo@generationsinc.org or by calling 617-778-0553.

If you can’t attend an information session but are interested in learning more, email ma@aarp.org.

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