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 of Greater Atlanta is hosted by United Way of Greater Atlanta.
Program Launch: 2019
School District Served: DeKalb County School District
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What it Takes to Volunteer
- 50 or older
- High school diploma or GED (minimum)
- Pass a criminal background check
- Pass a basic literacy screening
- Attend 25 hours of annual training
- Five - 15 hours a week during the school year
Is Experience Corps in my city?
AARP Foundation Experience Corps has more than 2,300 highly-trained volunteers working in 22 cities and serves over 9,600 students every year in high-need elementary schools.Find My City