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WHAT To engage older adults as tutors and mentors to produce outstanding literacy results for children in grades K-3.
WHYOlder adults who provide mentoring to children are an integral part of the education strategy across America. Through this intergenerational exchange, children succeed, seniors thrive and communities are made stronger.
WHEREExperience Corps.
Across the USA.

Program Description

"AARP sites the program as extremely successful in producing real outcomes and in providing a highly satisfying service experience for participants."

Senior citizens participate in the "Experience Corps" Program by volunteering and mentoring children in public schools for four hours, four days a week.

Senior volunteers can work either one-on-one tutoring students or in a class room as a teaching assistant.

Seniors receive training which is intensive and curriculum based.

The "Experience Corps Program provides:

-A new model of intergenerational engagement that values seniors and leverages the experience and leadership of older adults
-Measurable results for students that demonstrate success of the "Experience Corps" Program
-A learning laboratory to study and strengthen"Experience Corps" Program
-A commitment to publish research findings to help expand opportunities for boomers to serve their communities

"Experience Corps" is an award-winning national program ehich engages people over 55 in meeting their communities' greatest challenges. Today, in 19 cities across the country, 2,000 Experience Corps members tutor and mentor elementary school students, help teachers in the classroom, and lead after-school enrichment activities. Independent research shows that Experience Corps boosts student academic performance, helps schools and youth-serving organizations become more successful, and enhances the well-being of the older adults in the process.




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