Experience in Action/dba Experience Corps
AmeriCorps National Direct FY 2011(New)
Experience Corps proposes to engage older adults to serve as tutors and mentors to students in grades K-3 who are struggling to read. Our goal is to increase academic performance, giving our youngest students the tools they need to be successful in school and their communities. AmeriCorps members' efforts, combined with the service of leveraged volunteers, will benefit over 8,700 children each year in more than 100 high-need schools. In one year, members and volunteers will provide more than 350,000 hours of service to children and schools, nearly one million hours of service over three years.