Read to Succeed Buffalo Experience Corps
Experience Corps engages highly trained adults age 50+ who help children attain literacy proficiency by the end of 3rd grade so that children succeed and older adults thrive.
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.