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AARP Foundation Experience Corps Pinal 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 and empowered volunteers.

Achieve Pinal Experience Corps is currently hosted by the following agencies:

  • City of Casa Grande
  • Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth
  • Casa Grande Elementary School District
  • Coolidge Unified School District
  • Stanfield Elementary School District
  • Eloy Elementary School District

Services provided: In-Person and Virtual Tutoring services. 

The program is in the process of expanding to 10 school districts in Western Pinal County and is currently recruiting 185 additional volunteers to serve the maximum number of students possible.

Visit our web page for a recorded informational session and all updated information. 


Shelane Borja, Program Director

Contact Phone: (520) 421-8710, Ext. 5103

Shen Bennett, Volunteer Manager

Mike Bonafilia, Program Manager


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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