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AARP Foundation Experience Corps Mesa

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 Experience Corps Mesa is the fourth Experience Corps program in Arizona and is hosted by the City of Mesa. For its inaugural year, Experience Corps Mesa will serve six Mesa Public Schools, with tutoring beginning in January 2024. In the pilot year, the program anticipates serving 140 students in grades Kindergarten through 3rd. Those interested in volunteering should visit the the City of Mesa’s website to learn about upcoming information sessions and how to apply to be a volunteer.

Program Launch:  2024



Phone: 480-644-5050


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 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.

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