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AARP Foundation Experience Corps Orange County

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, community partners and empowered volunteers.

AARP Foundation Experience Corps Orange County is hosted by Parentis Foundation. 

Service locations are at the following: Boys and Girls Clubs Capistrano Valley, Aliso Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, and Rancho Santa Margarita Branches; Boys & Girls Club of South Coast Area: San Clemente, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tustin, Boys & Girls Club of Huntington Valley, and Edward B. Cole Academy Charter School, Santa Ana. 

Program Launch:  Fall 2017 


Janice Frechette–Artinger
Executive Director
Phone: 949-767-7503 

Elizah Siegel
Program Director
Phone: 949-226-3430 




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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