America Reads

Program Description
The federal "America Reads" initiative includes a vital national service component. The goal of this campaign is to ensure that every child can read independently by the end of the third grade. Children who do not read early and read well are held back at the start of their education - and possibly for the rest of their lives.The America Reads program at Dartmouth allows students in the Federal Work-Study Program to be employed as in-school K-5th grade tutors (approximately 15-25 minute drive from Dartmouth).Tutors may work individually or with small groups of children each week. They stay with the same children throughout the term, and preferably, throughout the year. Through steady reading sessions and creative activities, tutors work to instill a love of reading in children.Requirements

MUST be work-study eligible!!Time Commitment:

  • Tutors attend mandatory training and evaluation meetings
  • Tutors are available for scheduling to visit schools an average of 2x/week for 2-4 hours per session
  • Consistency and reliability are mandatory
  • Tutors are required to become driver approved before being placed as a tutor in a school
  • Access to Tucker vehicles (after driver approved) is available, and usually a carpool is arranged.
For More Information- Blitz America Reads- Call 603-646-3350- Stop by the Tucker Foundation, South Fairbanks Hall

Spring 2012 Co-Chairs:

Chisom Obi-Okoye '14
Alejandra Herrera '14
James Lee '13
Emily Porter '14

Last updated on May 24 by Alejandra Herrera
contributors: Nigel J. Mills