Read to Succeed Buffalo Experience Corps

Experience Corps is an evidence-based, literacy program of the AARP Foundation, utilizing highly trained volunteer tutors age 50 and over to mentor struggling students in kindergarten through third grade.  The program strives to improve the literacy rates of children, enrich the lives of volunteers, and strengthen schools in the Buffalo community. 


AARP Foundation Experience Corps:

Embedded support - work directly with Experience Corps tutors and collaborate with school staff. Conduct fidelity observations to support the enhancement of literacy instruction and ensure the intervention is being conducted consistently, accurately, and as intended. 

Assessments and Data - support the administration and analysis of student assessment data. 

Planning and Reflection - specific time allocated to analyze and interpret assessment data to determine effectiveness and plan intentional instruction. 

Professional Development - support the continuous process of acquiring new knowledge and skills.  Design and facilitate preservice and ongoing monthly training to ensure Experience Corps tutors are prepared, developing, and continuing to learn and sharpen the skills acquired.



For more information about AARP Foundation Experience Corps, visit the AARP Foundation website.
To submit an application to become a local Experience Corps Volunteer, visit our Volunteer page.


Read to Succeed Buffalo is looking for volunteers aged 50+ to help tutor small groups in Buffalo Public Schools. Click here to learn more.


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