Read to Succeed Buffalo has filled their 2016-2017 Experience Corps Volunteer slots. Thank you to all applicants, and please stay updated for more information about the 2017-2018 school year through our newsletter.
To learn more, please look through the volunteer description below, visit the AARP website, or contact us at (716) 843-8895.
Experience Corps engages adults 50+ as tutors and mentors to produce literacy proficiency in grades K-3
Experience Corps helps ensure volunteer success through training, peer networks, and ongoing evaluation - without added burden to schools. A 2009 Washington University study on the efficacy of Experience Corps found that teachers overwhelmingly (97%) rated Experience Corps as beneficial to students and a large majority (85%) found it had no or low burden on them.
The schools will welcome and integrate the
Experience Corps RTSB program, Experience Corps Literacy Coach and tutors into
Commitment from the teacher includes working
in collaboration with RTSB staff to identify and refer at risk students for
small group tutoring, provide student data, and complete program surveys to
measure program impact, teacher satisfaction and tutor effectiveness.
School staff is asked to support
administration of a receptive language assessment with participating students
and participate in data meetings with RTSB staff to review data.
Schools are asked to designate space for
RTSB staff, small group tutoring, and tutor team meetings.
Volunteers age 50+ help children learn
to read. Tutors make a lasting
difference for children by building critical literacy skills.
Experience Corps tutors are praised for
their consistency, dedication, and reliability.
Volunteers will tutor 4 or more hours per week for the duration of the
school year. These volunteers will tutor
small groups of 2-4 students in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade. Volunteers will be screened and participate
in orientation and robust preservice as well as monthly professional
development to ensure a successful collaboration.
Impact of Low Literacy
In Buffalo, over 40
percent of children
are not ready for
children start behind in
school, they tend to