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.
Program Launch: 1999
Program Impact (2019-2020 school year)
- Students served: 310
- Volunteers: 83
- Hours of tutoring: 11,616
- 69% of students below grade level improved their reading and literacy performance by at least a half
- 46% of students improved their reading and literacy performance by one full grade level or more or were classified as on or above grade level by the end of the year.
- 74% of students improved in one or more social and emotional indicators by the end of the year.
*These data were collected from the SY19 Experience Corps Annual Report
Experience Corps Washington DC Metro is a proud AmeriCorps and Senior Corps site under a grant provided from the Corporation for National and Community Service to AARP Foundation.