Experience Corps unites teachers, schools and older adults to improve the academic and social outcomes of children. Our model therefore has three beneficiaries: children, schools and older adults — a triple win.
Produces measurable results for students, schools and 50-plus adults
Ensures reliable, consistent support to students
Provides highly qualified tutors and mentors for students, and new skills for volunteer members
Creates peer support network; establishes significant presence in schools
Connects schools and communities; fosters public/private partnerships
"More and more research shows if seniors want to feel younger and stay healthier longer they need to get involved with life. Going to classes, attending art programs, and of course, volunteering. So while you're helping the students you tutor, you're definitely helping your own health as well. And that's a definite win-win solution."
—Dr. Dean Edell, syndicated health journalist
AARP Foundation Experience Corps is an evidence-based intervention, as concluded by independent research studies.