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AARP Foundation Experience Corps inspires and empowers older adults (age 50+) to serve in their community where they help to disrupt the cycle of poverty by tutoring children who aren't reading at grade level -- guiding them to become great readers by the end of third grade. Studies show that children who don't read proficiently by the end of the 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. Only 28% of California's 4th graders are proficient in reading. The statistics in San Diego are similar.
Experience Corps San Diego volunteers will tutor children in after school programs of elementary schools located in Normal Heights, Lemon Grove and City Heights. Volunteers are asked to commit to two afternoons a week, from about 3-5pm, for the entire school year.
Yes, it's a big commitment...but we're also recruiting substitute volunteers to fill in for the regularly scheduled volunteers as needed. (It's ok to take a vacation once and awhile!). Volunteers will also need to attend a comprehensive pre-service training before tutoring starts. Ongoing training and support will be provided throughout the school year, as will all educational supplies and curriculum.
Join us at an info session to learn more about becoming an Experience Corps volunteer!
Contact to sign up: 858-581-5880 or E mail ExperienceCorpsSanDiego@theci.org